Music from an earlier era is the focus of the Conklin Reed Organ
Bird's harmonium music has never before been recorded, but its breadth and quality set a benchmark for music written for the American reed organ
. Bird was an ex-pat American whose music, though successfully published and performed in Europe, never achieved traction in the United States.
A cross-section of instruments included recorder, fiddles, melodeon and travel-friendly reed organ
. There were cello, guitar, flute and concertina, not forgetting voice.
Alongside Jonny in Bernaccia are Kieran Healy (bass and vocals), Stewart Falkous (guitar and reed organ
), and Chris Cox (drums / percussion).
Fiddle, piano, reed organ
, bass harmonica and hurdy-gurdy add other quirky flavors.
Yamaha began in 1887, when medical equipment technician Torakusu Yamaha took on the task of repairing a reed organ
. After studying the instrument, he decided to build one of his own, and his success led the company to manufacture grand pianos, which remain Yamaha's flagship product.
From the motorik drive of the title track, to the darker Brian Eno-like string arrangements or the stark joyfulness of a Welsh sea shanty accompanied by wheezing reed organ
this is a varied and intriguing collection of songs.
Once again, William Melton has provided us with a set of short Forgotten Romantic Works for Horn, this time for horn and organ (or piano or harmonium, a small reed organ
popular in homes or small churches until the 1930s).
With the invention of the reed organ
, the German colonials living in Russia had an alternative and began importing or building on site the less expensive reed organs
The harmonium in question normally lives at Phil and Pam Fluke's Reed Organ
and Harmonium Museum at the Victoria Hall in Saltaire.
Museum visitors can also hear the sounds of ragtime from a mahogany Aeolian Orchestrelle player reed organ
and a Link automatic piano (circa 1910).
Divided into three parts, Part One of Second to None traces the early history of the church--from the beginnings of Second Baptist Church in 1854 as a split from First Baptist Church of Atlanta over the use of a small reed organ
to the new church's rise in prominence within the Southern Baptist Convention.