The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 851

Builder Identification

England prior to 1957; Hartford Connecticut, 1957-1999

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    David A. J. Broome was born 21 February, 1932 in England; he began his career with J. W. Walker firm of England. Coming to the United States, he started with Austin Organs of Hartford, Connecticut, in 1957, he advanced to tonal director in 1978, holding that title until his retirement in 1999. Broome died March 17, 2013, Windsor Locks, Massachusetts.

    Sources:

    • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO), Membership Roll: 1989.
    • Austin Company Literature.
    • Music, Sep. 1978, 45.
    • Organ Handbook (OHS Press, 1984), 13.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, April 7, 2016 —

    Particularly well known for reed voicing, David and his son Christopher operated Broome and Company, voicing reeds for restorations and new installations.

    Source:

    • Obituary "David A. J. Broome," Hartford Courant, March 24, 2013; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?pid=163836820. Accessed August 23, 2015.

Database Entries

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