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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

We Got Rhythm

In contrast to its preponderantly pious personality in church service, these pipe organs do know how to get out and “get down.”

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Music played in the program

ROBERT ELMORE: Rhythmic Suite –Robert Plimpton (1915 Austin/Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA) Spreckels Organ Society CD-4

JERZY PETERSBURSKI: Oh, Donna ClaraHannes Meyer (1960 Metzler/Grossmünster, Zürich, Switzerland) Stereoplay CD-697020

JOHANN STRAUSS II: Tritsch-Tratsch Polka –Hannes Meyer (1968 Genf/City Casino, Basel, Switzerland) Stereoplay CD-697020

MANOLO del VALLE: El son en Cuba no muere –Grupo del Organo Pinareno (Dutch street organ) Alula CD-1011

THOMAS “FATS” WALLER: Honeysuckle RoseDan Bellomy (1928 Wurlitzer/Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, NY) Cambria CD-1108

MITCHELL PARISH: Stairway to the starsBobby Hackett, trumpet; John Seng (1928 Wurlitzer/Loderhose Studio, Long Island, NY) Sony Special Products CD-26656

VARIOUS: A Salute to the Swinging Years –Jack Bethards Orchestra; Lyn Larsen (1929 Wurlitzer/Plummer Auditorium, Fullerton, CA) Beldale 421

BARBARA DENNERLEIN: Rankett Blues. THOMAS “FATS” WALLER: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Barbara Dennerlein (1998 Goll/Stadtpfarrkirche Sankt Martin, Memmingen, Germany) Bebab 250970

DICK KOOMANS: Basso OstinatoPaul Ayres (1985 Bishop/St. Peter Church, Ealing, London, England, UK) Fand CD-102

JEAN BERVEILLER: MouvementJeanne Demessieux (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Festivo FECD-141

WAYNE MARSHALL: I got rhythm Fantasy (after Gershwin) –Wayne Marshall (1992 C.B. Fisk/Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, TX) Delos DE 3228


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