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Unknown Fair Organs & Tunes on Old Recordings
A summary of replies published in MMDigest.

01b.mp3 (53 kb)  01. "Colonel Bogey March" (Kenneth Alford [F. J. Ricketts]) - Bruder?

02b.mp3 (54 kb)  02. unknown - Trudy (built by David Wasson)?
Bjorn Isebaert: Gruss an Kiel (Fr. Spohr)

03b.mp3 (39 kb)  03. unknown - Richter?
Eric Stott: "Bummel Petrus"- a "Character Piece"
Björn Isebaert:  Bummel Petrus (M.Werner Kersten) - sounds like a Voigt
Douglas Bush: Tune #3 sounds as if it might be played on a model 37 Ruth organ; the arrangement of "Bummel Petrus" is quite different to the version as played on the Voigt organ (heard in Roller Coaster Tycoon) that was formerly at Bressingham Gardens.

04b.mp3 (55 kb)  04. "Stein Song" (University of Maine) - Bruder?

05b.mp3 (61 kb)  05. unknown -?
Björn Isebaert:  Im Zigeunerlager (M.Oscheit)  -- sounds like a Richter or Wellershaus.
Gordon Forcier: #5 is  Im Zigeunerlager, played on a Gavioli Fair Organ, unknown author of the song, but l have the record.
Hans van Oost: #5: March Im Zigeunerlager [In the Gypsy Camp], comp. Max Oscheit, Belgian or French faitground organ, maybe a big Limonaire or Gavioli.
Douglas Bush: Tune #5 is 'En boheme', possibly played on a model 36 Ruth.

06b.mp3 (65 kb)  06. "Anchors Aweigh" (Miles and Zimmermann) - same organ as track 1?

07b.mp3 (69 kb)  07. "Blaze Away", march (Holzmann) -112 Key Carl Frei
Douglas Bush: #7 is the 112-keyless Carl Frei organ in the Thursford collection.

08b.mp3 (64 kb)  08. "South of the Border" (Kennedy & Carr) - Flushing Meadows Organ?

09b.mp3 (63 kb)  09. unknown - same organ as track 2.
Ingmar Krause: something from one of the Strauss-family, therefor Viennese; very popular tune
Eric Stott: I'm almost completely certain this is a polka by Strauss.
Björn Isebaert:  Annen-Polka (J.Strauss)
Adam Ramet: "Annen Polka" by Johann Strauss

10b.mp3 (67 kb)  10. unknown - 38er Ruth?

11b.mp3 (65 kb)  11. "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus" (Wiga Gabriel) - Bruder? Wrede?
Douglas Bush: #11 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.

12b.mp3 (54 kb)  12. "Luna Park March" (Carl Frei?) - Bruder? 36er Ruth?
Hans van Oost: #12: Lunapark marsch is a Carl Frei compsition; the organ is not a Ruth, maybe a Bruder.

13b.mp3 (55 kb)  13. "Snow Waltz"/"Schneewalzer" - Dutch street organ?
Hans van Oost: #13: Most probably the 90 key Hooghuys organ from the Utrecht museum (listen to the vox humana voice!)

14b.mp3 (70 kb)  14. unknown - same organ as track 8.
Bjorn: Rote Rosen, rote Lippen, roter Wein (W. Zeller)

15b.mp3 (68 kb)  15. unknown - 112 key Carl Frei
Björn Isebaert:  Banditenstreiche - overture (F. Von Suppé) - 112-k Carl Frei-Thursford Collection (GB)
Adam Ramet: "Banditenstreiche Overture" (Jolly Robbers Overture) by Franz von Suppe.
Douglas Bush: #15 is the 112-keyless Carl Frei organ in the Thursford collection.

16b.mp3 (66 kb)  16. "Fredericus-Rex-Grenadiermarsch" (Ferdinand Radeck) - ?

17b.mp3 (52 kb)  17. "Wien Bleibt Wien Marsch"/"Vienna Forever March" (Schrammel) - Richter?
18b.mp3 (51 kb)  18. "Cuckoo Waltz" - Gebr. Bruder model 107?
19b.mp3 (62 kb)  19. unknown - ?

20b.mp3 (53 kb)  20. "Olympic Bob Galop (?)" - 112 Key Carl Frei
Douglas Bush: #20 is the 112-keyless Carl Frei organ in the Thursford collection.

21b.mp3 (92 kb)  21. unknown (my favorite!) - 38er Ruth?
Adam Ramet: I've listened to tune #21. It's definately not Ketelbey nor Victor Herbert. There much similarity to Robert Stolz's 1920 foxtrot "Salome". I'd date the tune closely to 1919/1920 by it's style. A similar type of foxtrot appears in a pastiche style in Ravel's "L'Enfant et les sortileges" (1925). This style of multi-themed dance foxtrot is a European one from the 20s almost certainly.
Björn Isebaert:  Sunflower - foxtrot (L. Eysoldt) - 39er Ruth ("Double Ruth") at Utrecht Museum (NL)
Hans van Oost: "Sonnenblumen" (sunflowers) and was composed by Eysoldt. The organ playing is a Ruth style 39, one of the two ever made; 96 keyless and completely chromatic. This organ is now owned by Mr. Wenzler of Switzerland. The recording is from abt. 1975.

22b.mp3 (55 kb)  22. "Carmen" Medley (Bizet, arr.?) - Flushing Meadows Organ? (not same as track 8)
Hans van Oost: #22: A Ruth style 38 for sure.
Adam Ramet: #22: Carmen Overture (Bizet) played on the Thursford Collection's 84 keyless Wellerhaus
Douglas Bush: #22 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.

23b.mp3 (60 kb)  23. unknown - crisp sounding unknown organ
Björn Isebaert:  Lustige Brüder (Wendlinger(?)
Gordon Forcier: #23 Lustige Bruder March played on Rudi Mullers Bruder organ, same organ on track 30.

24b.mp3 (62 kb)  24. Cowboy songs medley overture, incl. "Home on the Range" (trad.; arr.?) - 112 Key Carl Frei
Adam Ramet: Cowboy Serenade by Nosibrath
Douglas Bush: #24 is the 112-keyless Carl Frei organ in the Thursford collection.

25b.mp3 (57 kb)  25. unknown - same organ as track 22?
Douglas Bush: #25 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.

26b.mp3 (52 kb)  26. unknown - same organ as track 21.
Björn Isebaert:  #26: Soldatenleben (Max Schmeling) - 39er Ruth ("Double Ruth") - Utrecht Museum (NL)

27b.mp3 (73 kb)  27. "España" (Charbrier, arr. Waldteufel, arr.?) - Wilhelm Bruder?
Adam Ramet: España Waltz by Waldteufel (based on themes from Chabrier's "Espana"); I've never heard a fair organ play the Chabrier version nor am I ever likely to!

28b.mp3 (67 kb)  28. unknown-???
Björn Isebaert:  Lily the Pink (McGough-McGear) trad. melody
Adam Ramet:  "Lily the Pink" played on the Thursford Collection's 84 keyless Wellerhaus
Douglas Bush: #28 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.

29b.mp3 (74 kb)  29. "Rosamunde"/"Beer Barrel Polka" (Will Glahe) - Wrede?
Douglas Bush: #29 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.

30b.mp3 (61 kb)  30. "Lili Marleen" (Norbert Schultze) - ?

31b.mp3 (67 kb)  31. "Can-Can" (Offenbach) - same organ as track 5.
Douglas Bush: #31 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford collection.


25 August 2004

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