Jonathan Gradin’s Pipe Organ Page
This is me standing next to the console of the 4/34 Austin at Spokane’s Lewis and Clark High School
I am a journalism major at North Idaho College, as well as an ardent fan of theater and classical pipe organs.
I collect vinyl records of anything except relatively modern music, e.g. pop/rock, modern country and rap. I like almost everything else, including classical, big band, easy listening, old-time country and of course pipe organ music.
Last semester, I wrote a few biographies for my history class; I chose to do people who were associated with the pipe organ. Here they are:
#1: Cavaille-Coll (French Pipe Organ Builder)
#2: Edwin H. Lemare (Concert Organist/Composer/Transcriber)
#3: Rosa Rio (106-year-old Theater Organist)
Here are a few free organ sheet music pieces which I have come across. Enjoy!
Music—Transferred From LPs
Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society: Website for the world’s largest pipe organ.
Hot Pipes: Free radio show dedicated to the Theater Pipe Organ.
JAV Audio: This is a great source for studio-quality recordings of pipe organs from around the world, featuring such artists as Daniel Roth, Martin Jean and Olivier Latry.
Organ Historical Society Catalog: This is a great resource for pipe organ-related books, CDs and sheet music.
Pipechat: Email list group dedicated to pipe organs.
Pipedreams: Radio show dedicated to the King of Instruments.
PIPORG-L: Another, more serious email group dedicated to the Pipe Organ.
SaveTheOrgan.org: Website filled with information on both theater and classical pipe organs; includes technical details for blowers, wiring, key action, etc.
Walnut Hill Theater Organ Page: Run by Richard “Doc” Mogridge, this site has a ton of info, as well as audio samples and links.
Wanamaker Organ Website: The world’s largest fully operational pipe organ, in a department store!