BIOS Publications


            The BIOS Journal

           The Andrew Freeman Book

            The Making of an
            English Organ Builder
        John Nicholson of Worcester

BIOS Journal

The BIOS Journal is published annually in August. Material for publication shoud be sent to the Publications Officer at  Guidance for authors can be found in the BIOS Reporter (Vol 42:2 pp 37-40). Alternatively CLICK HERE. The current issue is supplied free to BIOS members but is also available for purchase by non-members.

The BIOS Journal is a scholarly publication that contains articles about organs and organ music, running from 160-220 pages. To see a contents list of the current issue - CLICK HERE  Book or CD material for review should go to the Reviews Editor at

To purchase a copy of  issue 44  - CLICK HERE                                   Back issues are available from No 1 (published in 1977) onwards. For full details and to purchase a copy if required  - CLICK HERE.   The BIOS Journal is published by Positif Press, 130 Southfield Road, Oxford OX4 1PA.

A full alphabetic index to Volumes 1-15 is available directly from the publisher, Positif Press.  For a full alphabetic index to Volumes 16-25  CLICK HERE.   For an alphabetic location index to Volumes 26-30  CLICK HERE

Electronic copies (pdf) of volumes 30-42 are now available to members free of charge.These pdfs are searchable using Adobe Reader or Preview (Mac). To obtain copies, email the Publications Officer on


Andrew Freeman: In Search of Organs

Hardback 308 pages 234 full-page photographs of important and historic organ cases, including some destroyed 1939-1945. Contributions by Nicholas Thistlethwaite, Christopher Kent, James Berrow, Andrew Hayden and Katharine Pardee. Edited by Katharine Pardee. 

List price 40 pounds    BIOS website price 35 pounds. CLICK HERE to buy.


The Making of an English Organ Builder: John Nicholson of Worcester

James Berrow

The Nicholsons’ origins in organ building started in 1765. Later, Richard Nicholson (1788-1861) sent his oldest son John (1815-95) to Worcester, where he founded a business whose output represents some of the finest and, at times, the most adventurous of Victorian organ-building.

Hardback 464 pages. Website price £29.20 incl UK postage and packing. Now published. CLICK HERE to buy

BIOS Reporter

A quarterly newsletter, free to BIOS members, containing news of BIOS activities, newly-awarded Historic Organ Certificates and short articles and research notes. Not available for general sale. Book or CD material for review should go to the Reviews Editor at

For more books on organ subjects CLICK HERE

Future Book Projects

From time to time BIOS publishes books on subjects of interest to its members and of importance to the history of British Organs. Prospective authors are invited to submit material for consideration to publications@bios, To view the Guidelines CLICK HERE 

Information Brochures (No charge PDF downloads)

BIOS Brochure

Guide to Grants for funding work on historic organs

Sound Advice - The Care of your Organ

Gift Aid Declaration

BIOS Constitution 


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