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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Walt Strony
Walt Strony

Walt’s Wonders

…sharing music and conversation with the notable American theatre organist Walt Strony.

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Audio 1928 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1928 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

COLE PORTERFrom this moment on (Wurlitzer/Gilson Studio, Madison, WI) WSOC-1

JOHN LENNON & PAUL McCARTNEYEleanor RigbyJIMMY LEACHSmash and Grab (Wurlitzer/Berkeley Community Theatre, CA) Nor-CalTOS 101

EARLE HAGENHarlem NocturneSimon Gledhill (Wurlitzer/Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA) Clout 421

LEO ROBIN & RALPH RAINGERLook what I’ve got/Thank heaven for youJim Riggs (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theater, Oakland, CA) RTR 103

CLARENCE MUSE & LEON RENÉI’m beginning to see the light (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippe Music Salon, Barrington, IL) WSOC-4

HAROLD ARLENThe man that got awayJEROME KERNWho?Billy Nalle (Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) Project 3 5053

KURT WEILLMy ship, fr Lady in the darkBILLY JOELRoot Beer Rag (Wurlitzer/Krughoff Residence, Downers Grove, IL) DSC 52290

Filler – PORTER: I concentrate on you – Jim Riggs (see above)

Hour 2

AARON COPLANDHoedown, fr Rodeo (Wurlitzer/St. Mary of the Lake Auditorium, Mundelein, IL) WSOC-2

COLE PORTERJust one of those thingsJohn Seng (Mundelein, IL) Pipes & Palaces 51193

PORTERMy heart belongs to daddyJohn Seng (Mundelein, IL) Pipe Organ Presentations 113

EROLL GARNERMistyBobby Hackett, cornet; John Seng (Wurlitzer/Loderhose Studio, Jamaica, NY) Sony 26656

THOMAS ‘FATS’ WALLER Ain’t Misbehavin’. LEROY ANDERSONSerenata (Morton/Kautz Ironstone Vineyards, Murphys, CA) KS-2

LILLIAN GLANVILLE & HAYDN WOODI love to hear you singing (Wurlitzer/Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL) WSOC-2

CHRIS SMITHConfessin’ Jesse Crawford (Wurlitzer/Paramount Studio, NYC) Piping Hot 2008

ERIC COATESKnightsbridge March, fr London SuiteChris Elliott (Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) CPE 106

WALTER STRONY:  Variations on I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener (Sanfilippo Music Salon, Barrington, IL) WSOC-4

Filler – STRONY:  Improvisation on Shenandoah –Walt Strony (Wurlitzer/Sanfilippe Music Salon, Barrington, IL) WSOC-1

Unless otherwise indicated, today’s performances all feature our special guest, Walt Strony.


APOBAContinuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in memory of Wesley C. Dudley by his family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Additional support comes from Garland Pipe Organs, Inc. of Fort Worth, TX, and Goulding & Wood, Inc. of Indianapolis, IN, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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