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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1928 Page organ at the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN] [decorative stamp]
1928 Page organ at the Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN

[1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Riverside Church, NYC] [decorative stamp]
1953 Aeolian-Skinner organ at Riverside Church, NYC

[2005 Eule organ at St. Sebastian Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany] [decorative stamp]
2005 Eule organ at St. Sebastian Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany

[1920-2001 Casavant organ at Saint-Sagnes Gardiens Church, Lachine, Quebec, Canada] [decorative stamp]
1920-2001 Casavant organ at Saint-Sagnes Gardiens Church, Lachine, Quebec, Canada

[Wanamaker organ at Macy's Philadelphia downtown store] [decorative stamp]
Wanamaker organ at Macy's Philadelphia downtown store

[1927 Wurlitzer organ at the Sanfilippo Music Room, Barrington, IL] [decorative stamp]
1927 Wurlitzer organ at the Sanfilippo Music Room, Barrington, IL

April Love

…a sentiment-rich collection of 'songs from the heart' recorded in theaters, museums, private music studios and churches.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1215 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1215 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of April 15, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

BURTON LANE: If this isn't loveJelani Eddington (Wurlitzer/Victoria Hall, Saltaire, England) RJE Productions 2208

JOHNNY GREEN: Body and soulMark Herman (1928 Page/Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne, IN) Mark Herman Productions 1001

VICTOR SCHERTZINGER: TangerineDan Bellomy (1926 Wurlitzer/Schwartz Athletic Center, Long Island University-Brooklyn Paramount) Cambria 1108

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (arr. Guillou): March, fr Love for Three OrangesJean Guillou (1978 Kleuker/Notre-Dame des Neiges, Alpe d'Huez, France) Dorian 90112

SERGEI PROKOFIEV (trans. Demers): Romeo & Juliet selections (Romeo at the fountain; Morning Serenade; Madrigal; Dance of the Night) –Isabelle Demers (2005 Glatter-Götz-Rosales/Augustana Lutheran Church, West Saint Paul, MN)Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/5/2010)

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: My heart at thy sweet voice, fr Samson & DelilahPeter Conte (1929 Skinner/Museum Center at Union Terminal, Cincinnati, OH) Cincinnati Museum Center CD002

JOHN CORIGLIANO (trans. Dirksen): O God of Love, fr The Ghosts of VersaillesMarvin Mills (1953 Aeolian-Skinner/Riverside Church, NYC) Pipedreams Archive (4. 7/19/11)

MATTHIAS MÜCK: Variations on Maria dich liebenMatthias Mück (2005 Eule/St. Sebastian Cathedral, Magdeburg, Germany) Unda Maris 203 (email mail@aeolus-music.com if interested in purchasing)

Hour 2

LARRY SHAY: I'd love to call you my sweetheart. SIGMUND ROMBERG: Deep in my heart, dear, fr The Student Prince –Jack Bethards Orchestra; Lyn Larsen (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) Beldale 429

JOSEPH BONNET: Romance sans paroles, Op. 7, no. 8 –Joseph Bonnet (1912 Welte/Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, Seewen, Switzerland) Oehms 843

CECIL MACK: A precious little thing called loveJesse Crawford (Wurlitzer/Wurlitzer Building, Chicago, IL) Piping Hot 2008

VICTOR HERBERT: SweetheartsRon Rhode (1927 Wurlitzer/Sanfilippo Music Room, Barrington, IL) Roxy Productions 1151

ALAN MENKEN: Beauty and the BeastCharlie Balogh (1927 Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) ERB 104

ALLIE WRUBEL: Pop goes my heartJim Riggs (1927 Wurlitzer/Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, AL) ALA 1783 ("Singin' in the Bathtub")

VINCE GUARALDI: Linus and LucyRob Richards (1927 Wurlitzer/Organ Stop Pizza, Mesa, AZ) RR 1002

RICHARD WAGNER (trans. West): Tristan und Isolde Prelude –Mélanie Barney (1920-2001 Casavant/Saint-Sagnes Gardiens Church, Lachine, Quebec, Canada) Fidelio 037 ("The Power of the Organ 2")

RICHARD WAGNER: Liebestod, fr Tristan und IsoldeVirgil Fox (Wanamaker organ/Macy's Philadelphia downtown store) Bainbridge 2501 (scroll down to "Virgil Fox Plays The John Wanamaker Organ")

FRITZ KREISLER: LiebesfreudRobert Elmore (1929 Kimball/Convention Hall Ballroom, Atlantic City, NJ) ACCHOS 02