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Organ Literature Foundation Book & CD Sale
By Robbie Rhodes

After 55 years in business, the Organ Literature Foundation of
Braintree, Massachusetts, is selling its complete inventory at greatly
reduced prices.  Founded in 1950 by the late Henry Karl Baker, the
Foundation holdings originally consisted of Mr. Baker's personal
library of rare books.  He soon branched out into book appraisals,
sales and reprinting, and then into recordings.

Over the years, the Foundation grew into one of the largest sellers of
organ books, records and CDs in the world, as well as a noted research
center featuring one of the most extensive and remarkable collections
of organ literature in private hands.

Although the Organ Literature Foundation's primary focus is recordings
and books about classical pipe organs, they also carry a wide variety
of items on theatre organs, reed organs, bells, hand bells, player
pianos, music boxes, calliopes and other mechanical music.

The 46-page catalog lists about 90 items per page, thus an estimated
4,000 titles, including 2,000 CDs, all of which are now on sale at 50%
off regular prices.  Here's the index to Catalog KK of December 2005:

Organ Books: Pages 2-8
Miscellaneous Non-Organ Books: Page 8
Theatre Organ Recordings: Pages 8-12
Band Organs, Calliopes: Pages 12-13
Mechanical Organ Recordings: Page 12-13
Hurdy-Gurdy Recordings: Page 13
Player Piano Recordings: Pages 13-14
Music Box Recordings: Page 14
Bell and Hand bell Recordings: Page 14
Miscellaneous Non-Organ Recordings: Pages 14
Reed Organ Recordings: Pages 14-15
Video Tapes: Pages 15-16
Classical Organ Recordings: Pages 16-44
Collections: Page 44
Choral Recordings Without Organ: Page 44
Organ Music Page 44-46

The Organ Literature Foundation catalog is available free of charge by
contacting [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

Organ Literature Foundation
45 Norfolk Road
Braintree, MA 02184-5918 USA
tel.: 1-781-848-1388

(Message sent Thu 16 Feb 2006, 03:14:51 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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