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
Douglas Bush: Tune #5 is 'En boheme', possibly played on a model
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
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
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
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
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
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
23b.mp3 (60 kb) 23. unknown - crisp sounding
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
25b.mp3 (57 kb) 25. unknown - same organ
as track 22?
Douglas Bush: #25 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford
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.
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
29b.mp3 (74 kb) 29. "Rosamunde"/"Beer Barrel
Polka" (Will Glahe) - Wrede?
Douglas Bush: #29 is the 84-keyless Wellershaus in the Thursford
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
25 August 2004