Evelyn Gibbs
Evelyn Gibbs

Tennessee Tales #1115

…a survey of instruments old and new, including the venerable Austin organ at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga.

Hour 1

WILLIAM SELBY: Voluntary in A –John Brock (1845 Hall/St. James Episcopal, Greenville, TN) Raven OAR-270

JOHANN NIKOLAUS HANFF: Ein feste BurgJohn Brock (1999 Richards, Fowkes/Westminster Presbyterian, Knoxville, TN) Raven OAR-770

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Rhapsody Number 1, Opus 7 –John Brock (1997 Rule/Tennessee Valley Unitarian, Knoxville, TN) Raven OAR-770

JOHANN CHRISTIAN KITTEL: Praeludium in D –John Brock (2007 Juget-Sinclair/Second Presbyterian, Nashville, TN) Raven OAR-970

ALFRED HOLLINS: Trumpet Minuet. RICHARD PURVIS: Pastorale on Forest Green. JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in F. EDWIN H. LEMARE: Andantino in D-flat (Moonlight and Roses). SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: In dulci jubilo, Opus 75, number 2 –Robert Delcamp (1925 Austin/Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN) Pipedreams Archive recorded October 24, 2007

JULIUS KUCZYNSKI (Pee Wee King): Tennessee WaltzJelani Eddington (1928 Wurlitzer/Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN) RJE Productions 1930

Filler –JULIUS KUCZYNSKI (see above)

Hour 2

HAROLD ARLEN: Get Happy. GEORGE GERSHWIN: Love walked inJelani Eddington (1928 Wurlitzer/Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN) RJE Productions 1930

DALE WOOD: Blessed Assurance. ALBERT SNOW: Distant Chimes –Karen Strawhecker (1928 Kimball/Bartlett UMC, Memphis, TN) Pipedreams Archive recorded February 27, 2005

JOHANNES MATTHIAS MICHEL: 3 Jazz Organ Preludes –Diane Meredith Belcher (1928 Kimball/Bartlett UMC, Memphis, TN) Pipedreams Archive recorded April 27, 2003

MACK GORDEN & HARRY WARREN: Chattanooga Choo-choo. VARIOUS: Medley of Disney Film Tunes. EDWIN H. LEMARE (arranged): 2 Civil War Songs: Tenting tonight; When Johnny comes marching home. ROBERT HEBBLE (arranged): Londonderry Air. TRADITIONAL: My Country, ‘tis of theePeter Richard Conte (1925 Austin/Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, TN) Pipedreams Archive recorded July 2, 2007

Filler –SIGFRID KARG-ELERT (see above)

 

We talk with Ms. Evelyn Gibbs, whose love for the Chattanooga Auditorium organ, and whose redoubtable perseverance, along with that of other members of the Chattanooga Music Club, saw to the successful restoration of the vintage Austin organ. The Chattanooga project was undertaken by the Milnar Organ Company, also involved in the relocation of the smaller of two Kimball organs from the Memphis Auditorium to Bartlett Church.