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“Lots of people have done Bach Cantata cycles... but this one's really interesting”Petroc Trelawny on BBC Radio 3
|1||Corbin: Santiago Waltz||Performed on the Orchestrion||6.00|
|2||Elgar arr. CJ Gray: Salut d'amour op.12||Richard Brasier||3.16|
|3||Franz: Galopp||Performed on the Orchestrion||3.59|
|4||Ganne: Marche Lorraine||Performed on the Orchestrion||4.21|
|5||Gounod arr. King Hall: Meditation (Ave Maria) on JS Bach's First Prelude||David Hirst||5.07|
|6||Karg-Elert: Harmonies du soir op.72 no.1 (no.1 of Trois Impressions)||Attila Laszlo||5.12|
|7||Léfébure-Wely: Andante no.2 in F, 'The Nun's Hymn'||Pavla Bockova||3.49|
|8||Métra: Valse la neige||Performed on the Orchestrion||6.32|
|9||Offenbach: Barcarolle (From Tales of Hoffmann)||Arranged and performed by Edwin Lemare on a Philharmonic roll||2.37|
|10||Rachmaninoff arr. A Eaglefield Hull: Prelude in C sharp minor op.3 no.2||Ilia Kudryavstev||3.51|
|11||Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre||Edwin Lemare||7.01|
|12||Scotson Clark: Inauguration March||James Gough||5.19|
|13||Sousa: The Liberty Bell||Performed on the Orchestrion||5.14|
|14||Strauss: The Blue Danube op.314||Performed on the Orchestrion||10.18|
|15||Wagner: March from Tannhauser||Performed on the Orchestrion||6.09|
The pipe organ by Welte which Sir David Salomons installed in his house near Tunbridge Wells is a complex and unique instrument. It is the only organ in the world upon which no.10 Orchestrion rolls can be played.
It boasts a wide range of percussion effects including drums, castanets, a cymbal and tubular bells; a vast swell box; and even an Echo Organ in a separate room. The organ went unplayed for at least 50 years until it was restored with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
This release features automatic Orchestrion rolls, Philharmonic rolls recorded by famous organists of the day, and more conventional performances made by Academy students. For comprehensive details, please see the full CD liner notes (PDF format).
These unique recordings were prepared in collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University.