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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ, Opus 1118, at Riverside, New York, New York]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Riverside Church, New York, NY

A Musical Menagerie

…birds and bees, squirrels and wolves bring smile as we listen to the sounds of this fanciful bestiary.

Audio 0808 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0808 Part 1 29:29
Audio 0808 Part 2 27:37
Audio 0808 Part 3 30:54


Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 25, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

SIR HUBERT PARRY (arranged by Alcock): March, from The Birds (after Aristophanes) –Andrew Lumsden (1984 Harrison/Westminster Abbey, London, England, UK) Guild GMCD 7025

NICOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumble-beeThomas Heywood (1927 Casavant Frères; 2001 Schantz/St. Andrew Lutheran, Mahtomedi, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded September 15, 2003

POWELL WEAVER: The SquirrelRobert Elmore (1929 Kimball/Convention Hall Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ) ACCHOS CD-02

ROBERT ELMORE: Donkey Dance. JOHN BRATTON: Teddy bear’s PicnicGabriel Dessauer (1985 Seifert; Mayer/St. Bonifatius Church, Wiesbaden, Germany) Dessauer CD-1999

FRANZ SCHUBERT (arranged by Richardson): The BeeTodd Wilson (1931 E.M. Skinner/Cathedral of our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Toledo, OH) JAV CD-127

RICHARD PEARSON THOMAS: Anthem, With wings like eagles –Riverside Choir, Helen Cha-Pyo, conductor; Timothy Smith (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside, New York, NY) JAV CD-134

Part 2

SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf –George Woods, narrator; Jelani Eddington (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) RJE Productions 2103

Part 3

CLIFF FRIEND: Hello BluebirdRon Rhode (1928 Wurlitzer/Byrd Theatre, Richmond, VA) VTOS CD-1001

RUDOLF FRIML: Donkey Serenade, from FireflyWalt Strony (Wurlitzer/Krughoff Residence, Downers Grove, IL) DSP CD-52290

FRANK BJORN: Alley CatCharlie Balogh (Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB CD-106 EDWARD CONFREY: Kitten on the KeysGeorge Wright (Hollywood Philharmonic Organ/George Wright Residence, Hollywood, CA) Banda CD-438

ETHYL SMITH: Black Cat RagTom Hazleton (Wurlitzer/Gig Harbor, WA) Pro Arte CD-445

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER: Memory, from CatsLyn Larsen (1926 Wurlitzer/Century II Convention Center, Wichita, KS) Pro Arte CD-339

Filler –SIR HUBERT PARRY (see above)