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Organ Resources: Buying Music

Compiled by Michael Barone, Pipedreams host 
Last updated: 2/2006

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While many of the performances you hear on Pipedreams were recorded in concert specifically for broadcast use, more than a few do derive from compact discs that are available commercially. Here is a list of label catalogs, plus CD and music distributors.

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Lois Fyfe Music (scores and published music)
2814 Blair Blvd
Nashville, TN 37121
phone: 800-851-9023
fax: 615-297-4291
Description: If it exists, she can get it. Of the score distributors that exist in the world, this is one of the few remaining that deals primarily with organ/church music.

Organ Historical Society Catalogue (CDs)
P.O. Box 26811
Richmond, VA 23261
phone: 804-353-9226, fax: 804-353-9266 
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Description: The extensive online OHS catalog is one of the best resources for purchasing domestic and imported classical and theatre organ CDs, books, scores, sheet music, etc.

Aeolus Music (CDs)
Description: A German music website specializing in early music and organ music. The site includes a GREAT photo gallery.

Albany Music Distributors (CDs)
800-752-1951
Description: “Albany Records emphasizes such Americans as Leo Sowerby, William Albright, Herbert Bielawa, and Frank Speller. We are proud to feature first recordings of American master Ned Rorem.”

Dellamano Music Publishing
440 South Seminary 
Collinsville, IL 62234
Description: A family run business out of Illinois publishing the music of James R. Dellamano.

DTR Recordings (CDs)
14 Station Avenue
Haddon Heights, NJ 08035-1456
609-547-6890
Description: Since 1979: Audiophile quality organ, classical, & other fine recordings.

Gothic Records (CDs)
310 Harrison Street, Suite 311
Seattle, WA 98109
800-735-4720
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Description: A great organ label featuring primarily American composers and performers.

JAV Recordings (CDs)
888-572-2242
Description: A pipe organ CD webstore featuring recordings produced by Joe Vitacco. It’s a great site with really well done recordings.

Hyperion Records (CDs)
Description: “…an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twentieth.”

Musical Heritage Society (CDs)
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Description: “Your personal guide to great music.”

OxRecs DIGITAL (CDs)
37 Inkerman Close
Abingdon, OXON OX14 1NH
phone/fax: +44 (0) 1235 550589
Description: An English record label website detailing their CDs with links to distributors.

Premiere Music Distributors (CDs)
2103 Hemlock Farms
228 Maple Ridge Drive
Lords Valley, PA 18428
phone: 570-775-2977
Description: Premiere Music Distributors concentrates on distributing Classical music labels not available in North America, but also recognizes the virtuosity of the North American independent Classical, Jazz and World musician. Premiere is designed to offer distribution for the foreign record label seeking a foothold and introduction into the North American market and the independent musician seeking foreign distribution in Premiere’s distribution network.

Priory Records (CDs)
Description: Britain’s Premier Church Music Label

Pro Organo Recordings (CDs)
PO Box 8338
South Bend, Indiana 46660-8338 USA
800-336-2224 (U.S. /Canada) or 219-271-9151, fax 219-271-9191
Description: Since 1986, PRO ORGANO CDs, acclaimed for highest quality, have featured world-class organs, organists and choirs. Since 1997, organs and organists have been seen on MIDNIGHT PIPES tv series and videos. ZAREX sells these products direct through its worldwide webstore.

Worldwide Music Online (CDs)
Description: Exclusive USA distribution for Herald, CRD, York Ambisonic labels, plus access to other British-sourced CDs from Lammas, Regent, Amphion and OxRecs Digital.




Out-of-Print Recordings
Often, superb recordings disappear from the catalogs, never to return. In such circumstance, you will need to explore various dealers in out-of-print items. Among many, we suggest these:

Academy Records and CDs
12 W. 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
212-242-3000

Berkshire Record Outlet
R.R. #1, Lee, Ma 02138
800-992-1200

Princeton Record Exchange
20 S. Tulane Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
609-921-0881

Worldwide Music International
Anglo-American Music Publishers
P.O. Box Altamonte Springs, FL 32716-1323
Phone/Fax: 407-464-9454
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