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Oktave Player Organ Rolls/Octave?
By Jack M. Conway

Hi Group, I have seven Octave organ rolls (Octave with a "c," instead of a
"k").  They are Play-Rite recuts, and they play on a standard 88-note
player piano.

A sample leader is imprinted with the following information:

    Octave Organ Rolls
    488 Fredericks St.,
    N. Tonawada [sic], NY 14120
    [the other rolls spell Tonawanda correctly]

    Suggested Registration
        1. Full Organ (Swell to Great)
        2. Swell Organ Swell Shades Closed)
        3. Full Organ without reeds
        4. Swell Organ without reeds
        5. Great Organ without reeds

    Tempo 70
    Introduction and Menuet
    From Suite Gothique
    L. Boellmann
    Played by Lee Teply

Numbers keyed to the suggested registrations are stamped along the left
edge of the roll.  The rewind perforation is on the left edge.

The large roll is:
    111 Prelude & Fugue in D-Major J. S. Bach

The 6 small rolls (all played by Teply) are:
    109 Introduction and Menuet from Suite Gothique, by L. Boellmann
    104 Toccata from Suite Gothique, by L. Boellmann
    106 Noel XII Noel Suisse, by Daquin
    107 Psalm XIX, by Marcello
    103 Toccata, by E. Gigout
    110 Priere a Notre-Dame (Suite Gothique)

Each of the rolls has been played once or twice, but they are basically
mint.  Box tops scuffed above the flanges (Play-Rite boxes).  I would be
willing to sell them.

Jack M. Conway,
Los Angeles, Calif.

(Message sent Wed 11 Oct 2006, 16:53:53 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Octave, Oktave, Organ, Player, Rolls

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