Virgil Fox at Hammond Castle and "Great Protestant Hymns" on CD! Also recently released, Virgil at the Wanamaker organ on DVD and the Girard College Skinner on CD! OHS stocks all recordings and DVDs of Virgil Fox playing the pipe organ and also has memorial concerts as well. Click here to see the complete selection of Fox CDs!
Wright On! is the very first release of recordings made on the Pasadena Studio organ, from tapes found in 1998. There are more than two dozen George Wright CDs recorded on great Wurlitzers, and they all are available here. Check out the great selection! Click on the picture to see all of the George Wright CDs!
Just a few months ago, Tom released Pipes Alive! recorded on the 33-rank Wurlitzer at the Berkeley (California) Community Theatre. The latest CD is The Christmas Bells of San Sylmar recorded on the Wurlitzer there. Click here to see all nine of his CDs of theatre pipe organs.
Reginald Dixon played the two successive Wurlitzers (the first installed in 1929, its replacement in 1934) at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool, England, with great popularity in the 1930s, making very many recordings and broadcasts. Now, many of them are combined on eight CDs, so far, all wonderfully restored digitally by the Cedar Process.
Ledwon, a concert theatre organist and former president of the American Theatre Organ Society, records CDs on his 4-manual, 52-rank Wurlitzer installed in his Agoura, California, home.
The best artists record Christmas favorites on several theatre organs. Choose from George Wright, Tom Hazleton, Ron Rhode, Bob Ralston, and more!
NEW! Jim Riggs plays classic American popular songs on the Macy's Greek Hall Wurlitzer Opus 2070.
NEW! Clark Wilson plays the music of Burton Lane on the 4/38 Wurlitzer at the Hardman Studio in Great Falls, VA.
NEW! Nigel Ogden plays the Wurlitzer Organ at Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
NEW! Simon Gledhill plays the Wurlitzer Organ, Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
NEW! Brian Sharp plays the Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool.
NEW! Famous organist Scott Foppiano plays the Barton Theatre Pipe Organ at the Warren Performing Arts Center, Indianapolis, in this brilliant recording. The program consists of well-known songs by composers such as Victor Herbert, Irving Berlin, and Giacomo Puccini. Foppiano includes text on the significance of each piece chosen on his program.
New! Ken Double plays this diverse program on the Eastern Massachusetts American Theatre Organ Society's Wurlitzer at Babson College. He explores different genres and styles with ease while expressing drama and emotion.
New! John Ledwon presents Hooray for Hollywood, a CD featuring popular tunes from musicals and movies. Performed on one of the largest Wurlitzers in the USA, this program is sure to please theatre organ enthusiasts, and movie lovers everywhere.
New! Curtain Up is a CD of overtures typically not performed on the theatre organ. John Ledwon twists the rules, and explains why overtues are "inherently music of the theatre." With the organ substituting the orchestra, this recording is extremely enjoyable.
New! John Ledwon effortlessly performs Disney classics on this CD. The theatre organ easily showcases the different moods of the tracks. The organ was one at John Ledwon's residence at the time of recording.
New! John Ledwon brings popular hymns to the theatre organ, in this beautifully recorded CD. The styles range from reverent, to flamboyant, to light-hearted. Ledwonn showcases the theatre organ's dynamic range, making it ideal for all genres of Christian music.
NEW! John Ledwon plays the music of famous composers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams. Selections come from: Evita, Cats, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars, and Superman.
Ledwon gives an in-depth analysis of how this organ was put together. This is currently the largest theatre organ in the United States, with 418 stops, 96 pistons, and 3529 pipes. The included booklet contains the organ's stoplist.
Recorded on the former RKO Albee Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ which now lives at the historic Music Hall Ballroom in Cincinnati Ohio, this album is sure to bring back fond feelings of nostalgia. With fun selections like "On the Good Ship Lollipop" and "Before the Parade Passes By" the theatre organ comes alive. Trent Sims masterfully plays Opus 1680, originally installed in Cincinnati's RKO Albee Theatre in 1927.
Jonathan Ortloff plays the Gray's Armory Wurlitzer in Cleveland, Ohio with Allan Ward on drums. Ortloff is an organ builder, scholar, and classical and theatre organist. With degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester in organ performance and interdisciplinary engineering, you will be sure to enjoy the combination of theatre organ and jazz drums.
20 popular marches recorded on the Spreckels Organ performed by Carol Williams, San Diego's Civic Organist since 2001, located in Balboa Park San Diego, CA.
Barbara Dennerlein: Jazz Pipe Organ
Jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein records her first CD on a pipe organ in great acoustics. This CD has been the subject of much discussion for its quality of music making and sound. The recent organ was built by the Goll firm of Switzerland for St. Martin Church in Memmingen, Germany. Click the headline for titles and to order.
Hear the organ is now being installed in the Greek Room of the Philadelphia Department store formerly known as Wanamaker’s! In addition, this recording has four other organs.
At three different Wurlitzers, Trevor Bolshaw presents rowdy pizza-parlor-type tunes and also quieter, gentler melodies to show the varied sounds available on these instruments.
Barbara Dennerlein plays jazz on Schuke Opus 119 in Berlin.
Donnie Rankin plays organ AND drums at the Akron Civic on his first CD
Celebrating Arnold Loxam’s 90 Years Young!
George Wright plays the 3/26 Wurlitzer in the Carson Studio-Residence in Hollywood
Jonas Nordwall plays the 35-rank Wurlitzer in the 3,500-seat Berkeley Community Theatre near San Francisco, in a program showcasing the clarity and lushness of the organ and honoring well-known theatre organists of the area with arrangements of popular tunes in the styles of George Wright, Jesse Crawford, Jim Rosevere, Larry Vannucci, as well as Nordwall’s own. Click the headline for songs and to order.
This Wurlitzer Style D, now on display at the Fleiter Organ Museum in Münster, Germany, began its musical life in 1924 in Los Angeles. Organist Brend Wurzenrainer is well known in Europe as a theatre organist and for his radio broadcasts from Hamburg. Click the headline for songs.
Jerry Mendelson’s remarkable Julliard-trained talent shines through on the 2/7 Wurlitzer in the Rahway Theatre, now the Union County Arts Center, New Jersey.
Simon Gledhill plays the famous Kimball at Dickinson High School, Wilmington, Delaware.
Kevin King plays popular favorites and more on the 3-18 Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland, California.
Rick Cucchi plays the 4-34 Wurlitzer at the Senate, Detroit, with great style. Vocals by Cucchi, a tenor voice, on several selections.
Selections from Annie Warbucks; Guys & Dolls; Hello Dolly; The Wizard of Oz; White Cliffs of Dover; How About You; What’ll I Do?; When You Wish Upon a Star; The Way You Look Tonight; Rosalie; Hornpipe; Lisa; How Great Thou Art
Ann Leaf, famous for her radio shows, soap opera accompaniments and who presided at the New York Paramount for three years, was so short in stature that she had to attach wooden blocks to swell pedals to reach them. No such limitations are apparent on this CD which is loaded with big sounds and skilful playing.