Archive of The Art of the Theatre Organ #0330
Gear up for a super-sonic adventure, as Stephen Adams of the American Theatre Organ Society joins me for a selective survey of organ music in popular mode. We’ll listen to top American talent Lyn Larsen on Wurlitzers in public arenas and private music rooms. Legendary British greats Reginald Foort, Quentin Maclean and Sidney Torch recall the styles of yesteryear, while the inimitable George Wright presents his indellible art at the San Francisco Fox and in three different metamorphoses of instruments custom designed to match his magic touch. Hasten to recall that before it’s involvement with the church, the pipe organ was an instrument of the people, as we listen to The Art of the Theatre Organ.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM: Send in the clowns, from A Little Night Music. ANONYMOUS: Temptation Rag. RICHARD RODGERS: The Sound of Music Medley –Tom Hazleton (Wurlitzer hybrid/Nethercutt Collection, San Sylmar, CA) Klavier K 77006