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The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 / Rare historic Welte rolls played back on the Britannic Organ

Audio Samples

  1. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 $0.99 on iTunes
  2. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Bethany, "Nearer, My God, to Thee" $0.99 on iTunes
  3. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Propior Deo, "Nearer, my God, to Thee" $0.99 on iTunes
  4. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Horbury, "Nearer, My God, to Thee" $0.99 on iTunes
  5. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Preludes, Book 1: No. 10. La cathedrale engloutie (arr. for organ) $0.99 on iTunes
  6. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, "Funeral March" (arr. M.E. Bossi) $0.99 on iTunes
  7. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Op. 27 (arr. for organ)
  8. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Meeresstille, Op. 3, No. 2, D. 216 (arr. for organ) $0.99 on iTunes
  9. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (excerpts) (arr. F. X. Franz)
  10. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Toccata in G major $0.99 on iTunes
  11. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Barcarole, Op. 46 (arr. E. Lemare) $0.99 on iTunes
  12. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — 4 Organ Pieces in Free Style in E minor: No. 4. Grand Fantasia, "The Storm"
  13. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Barcarolle $0.99 on iTunes
  14. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto (arr. F. X. Franz)
  15. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen) (arr. H. Cady) $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Alt-Wiener Walzer (Old Vienna Waltz) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Le Tango Du Reve (Arr. For Organ) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — My Isle of Golden Dreams $0.99 on iTunes
  19. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Pawnee (Arr. For Organ) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Ting-a-Ling $0.99 on iTunes
  21. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Ay-ay-ay, serenata criolla (Creole Serenade) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Eternal Father, strong to save, "Melita" (arr. for organ) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. The Britannic Organ, Vol. 3 — Abide with Me (arr. for organ) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Mason, Lowell : Bethany, hymn for organ
>Sullivan, Arthur : Proprior Deo ("Nearer, My God, To Thee"), hymn for chorus
>Dykes, John B. : Horbury, for organ
>Bonnet, Joseph : Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 10
>Debussy, Claude : La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano Op. 35 in B-flat minor
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27
>Schubert, Franz : Meerestille, D 216/Op. 3 no 2
>Wagner, Richard : Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
>Dubois, Théodore : Toccata for organ no 3 in G major
>Hofmann, Heinrich : Barcarole, for organ, Op. 46
>Lemmens, Jaak Nikolaas : Fantasia, the Storm for organ, C1364 (Grand Fantasia in E Minor)
>Wolstenholme, William : Barcarolle, for organ
>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 'From the New World'
>Traditional, Russian : Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song
>Ziehrer, Carl Michael : Alt-Wien, walzer, Op. 366
>Malderen, E.V. : Le tango du rêve
>Blaufuchs, W. : My Isle of Golden Dreams, waltz for organ
>Hein, Silvio : Pawnee, two step intermezzo for organ
>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ting-a-Ling, for organ
>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
>Dykes, John B. : Eternal Father, strong to save (Navy Hymn or Melita)
>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Volume 3 from the series of the Welte-Philharmonic- Organ, which was originally built for the Britannic ocean liner, is dedicated primarily to entertainment on board a steamer. But this recording also pays tribute to the sister ship of the Britannic, the Titanic, which sank nearly 100 years ago in 1912. Among other things, we hear compositions written to commemorate the tragedy, such as Nearer my God to thee, which was supposedly heard on board the Titanic after it had begun to sink into the North Atlantic.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Museum für Musikautomaten, Seewen, Switzerland (07/2011-08/2011).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Mason, Lowell : Bethany, hymn for organ
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Sullivan, Arthur : Proprior Deo ("Nearer, My God, To Thee"), hymn for chorus
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Dykes, John B. : Horbury, for organ
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bonnet, Joseph : Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 10
  • Performer: Joseph Bonnet (Organ)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Debussy, Claude : La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. 117/10
  • Performer: Bernard Cate (Organ)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano Op. 35 in B-flat minor :: Funeral March
  • Performer: Marco Bossi (Organ)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27
  • Performer: Harry Goss-Custard (Organ)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: circa 05/1828

>Schubert, Franz : Meerestille, D 216/Op. 3 no 2
  • Performer: Franz Philipp (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 06/1815.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/1815

>Wagner, Richard : Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) :: Selections
  • Performer: Franz Franz (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1841.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1841

>Dubois, Théodore : Toccata for organ no 3 in G major
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hofmann, Heinrich : Barcarole, for organ, Op. 46
  • Performer: Edwin Lemare (Organ)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Lemmens, Jaak Nikolaas : Fantasia, the Storm for organ, C1364 (Grand Fantasia in E Minor)
  • Performer: Harry Goss-Custard (Organ)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wolstenholme, William : Barcarolle, for organ
  • Performer: William Wolstenholme (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Dvorak, Antonin : Symphony no 9 'From the New World' :: 1st Movement
  • Performer: Paul Mania (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: 01/10/1893-05/24/1893.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral

>Traditional, Russian : Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen), folk song
  • Performer: Paul Mania (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: by 1900

>Ziehrer, Carl Michael : Alt-Wien, walzer, Op. 366
  • Performer: Artur Schnabel (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Malderen, E.V. : Le tango du rêve
  • Performer: Hans Hauser (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.

>Blaufuchs, W. : My Isle of Golden Dreams, waltz for organ
  • Performer: Hans Hauser (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Form: Waltz

>Hein, Silvio : Pawnee, two step intermezzo for organ
  • Performer: Hans Hauser (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ting-a-Ling, for organ
  • Performer: Hans Hauser (Organ)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Freire, Osmán Pérez : Ay, Ay, Ay, canción criolla for voice & orchestra
  • Performer: Hans Hauser (Organ)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1913.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1913

>Dykes, John B. : Eternal Father, strong to save (Navy Hymn or Melita)
  • Performer: David Rumsey (Organ)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral

>Monk, William Henry : Abide with me :: Eventide)
  • Performer: Harry Goss-Custard (Organ)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1861