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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Out Foxing at the Atlanta Fox

A great American showplace with a phenomenal and historic theatre organ. Sample sounds from the new CD release. Georgia’s foremost showroom plays host to recitalist Hector Olivera, with historical insights concerning the resident Mighty Möller organ provided by Joe Patten and Bob Van Camp.

Olivera’s performance was recorded during a national convention of the American Guild of Organists A CD release, Vantage CD-6306, featuring Olivera at the Atlanta Fox includes similar repertoire and is available from the Organ Historical Society. The Albright piece, premiered on that occasion, is also sampled via its premiere CD release by Ms. Decker from a very different venue. Our talk with Joe Patten, the energy behind the Fox’s historic Mighty Möller pipe organ, was recorded in his nifty penthouse apartment above the theater.

Audio Complete Show

Audio 9925 Part 1 44:17 Min

Audio 9925 Part 2 43:44 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • June 21, 1999

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

ARTHUR SCHWARTZ: That’s Entertainment. LeGRAND & BERGMAN: Pieces of Dreams. TURK, AHLERT & RICHMAN: Walking my baby back homeHector Olivera (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 2, 1992

HENRY MANCINI: Moon River [Audio Listen 03:35]

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Tonight. [Audio Listen 02:01]

ERIC COATES: Sleepy Lagoon [Audio Listen 02:41] –Bob Van Camp (1929 Möller/Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA) Atlanta Fox CD-1997

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Flights of Fancy: Curtain Raiser, Valse Triste, Ragtime, Shimmy, Alla MarciaHector Olivera; recorded July 2, 1992

WILLIAM ALBRIGHT: Flights of Fancy: Tango Fantastico, Pas de deux, HymnPamela Decker (1965 Flentrop/Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mark, Seattle, WA) Albany TROY140

HUGH MARTIN & RALPH BLANE: Trolley SongHector Olivera; recorded July 2, 1992