Reed My Lips #0408
It bides its time mostly on the sidelines, yet the humble harmonium has a story of its own. Before compact digital keyboards and synthesizers, the reed organ provided efficient accompaniment for worship and a colorful resource for entertainment in the home. It even had some moments of glory on the concert stage. This is not your grandmothers Estey but an unsung marvel with magic to share. Reed My Lips…music for the harmonium.
LOUIS VIERNE: Cortege, Number 2, from Pieces de Fantasie, Opus 31 –Jacques Made (1868 Cavaillé-Coll/Église Saint-Joseph, Marseille, France) Chamade CD-5651/2
JACK SEGAL: When Sonny gets blue –Sam Grossner (1855 Prince melodeon) Melodeon CD-2003
WILLIAM HENRY MONK: Hymn, Abide with me –Lydia Heed (Estey reed organ/Becker UMC, Becker, MN)
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI: Petite Messe Solennelle, selections –RIAS Chamber Choir, Marcus Creed, conductor; Philip Mayers, Phillip Moll, piano; Ryoko Morooka (1869 Debain harmonium) Harmonia Mundi CD-901724