Organ Rolls Played on the TMA Skinner Organ

Organ Rolls Played on the TMA Skinner Organ
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Product Description

In 1927 the Skinner Organ Company installed Opus 603 that was later moved by that company in 1933 to its current location. The organ is the largest organ the Skinner Organ Company built with a full automatic roll player. After sitting silent for many years the organ was fully restored by A. Thompson-Allen Company of New Haven, Connecticut. This CD uses the automatic rolls exclusively, which not only play the notes but also change the stops and open and close the expression boxes. These are played purely with technology from the 1920s. Sit back and be amazed. The CD comes with a 32 page booklet, which contains an essay on the organ, an interview with Joe Dzeda and Nick Thompson-Allen about their lives as organbuilders, a full stop list and tons of great photographs of the insides of this organ.

Verdi: Grand March, from Aida (Roll No. 637)

Kreisler: Caprice Viennois (Roll No. 517)

D'Ambrosio: En Badinant (Roll No. 547)

Bonnet: Angelus du Soir (Roll No. 709)

Chopin: Etude in A Minor (Roll No. 513)

Tchikovsky: Dance of the Toys, from Nutcracker Suite (Roll No. 22)

Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walkure (Roll No. 181)

Franck: Allegretto, from Symphony in D Minor (Roll No. 586)

Schumann: Traumeri (Roll No. 253)

Saint-Saens: My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice, from Sampson et Delilah (Roll No. 647)

Dvorak: Humoresque (Roll No. 593)

Pierne: Serenade (Roll No. 744)

Schubert: Ave Maria (Roll No. 597)

Stravinsky: Ronde des Princesses, from The Firebird (Roll No. 771)

Stravinsky: Berceuse and Finale, from The Firebird (Roll No. 772)