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The Britannic Organ, Vol 3 - Welte Philharmonic Organ

Britannic Organ 3 / Various /
Release Date: 03/27/2012 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 841   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachLowell MasonArthur SullivanJohn Bacchus Dykes,   ... 
Performer:  David RumseyJoseph BonnetBernard Ten CateMarco Enrico Bossi,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial 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 specifically to commemorate the tragedy. Curiously, a number of versions of Nearer my God to thee are found here: this song was supposedly heard once again on board the Titanic, after the North Atlantic had already devoured large parts of the ship.
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 specifically to commemorate the tragedy. Curiously, a number of versions of Nearer my God to thee are found here: this song was supposedly heard once again on board the Titanic, after the North Atlantic had already devoured large parts of the ship.
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Works on This Recording

1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Rumsey (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
2. Nearer, my God, to Thee by Lowell Mason
Performer:  David Rumsey (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
3. Propior Deo "Nearer, my God, to Thee" by Arthur Sullivan
Performer:  David Rumsey (Organ)
4. Nearer, my God, to Thee "Horbury" by John Bacchus Dykes
Performer:  David Rumsey (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1861; England 
5. Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 10: no 1, In Memoriam "Titanic" by Joseph Bonnet
Performer:  Joseph Bonnet (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
6. Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Bernard Ten Cate (Organ)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
7. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marco Enrico Bossi (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
8. Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, in D major Op. 27 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Reginald Goss-Custard (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Germany 
9. Meerestille, D 216/Op. 3 no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Franz Philipp (Organ)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Bethany, "Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Propior Deo, "Nearer, my God, to Thee"
Horbury, "Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Pieces d'orgue, Op. 10: No. 1. In Memoriam Titanic
Preludes, Book 1 (arr. for organ): Preludes, Book 1: No. 10. La cathedrale engloutie (arr. for organ)
Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35, "Funeral March" (arr. M.E. Bossi)
Meeresstille und gluckliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), Op. 27 (arr. for organ)
Meeresstille, Op. 3, No. 2, D. 216 (arr. for organ)
Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (arr. F. X. Franz): Der fliegende Hollander (The Flying Dutchman) (excerpts) (arr. F. X. Franz)
Toccata in G major
Barcarole, Op. 46 (arr. E. Lemare)
4 Organ Pieces in Free Style in E minor: No. 4. Grand Fantasia, "The Storm"
Barcarolle
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178, "From the New World": I. Adagio - Allegro molto (arr. F. X. Franz)
Eh, Ukhnyem (Song of the Volga Boatmen) (arr. H. Cady)
Alt-Wiener Walzer (Old Vienna Waltz)
Le tango du reve (arr. for organ)
My Isle of Golden Dreams
Pawnee (arr. for organ)
Ting-a-Ling
Ay-ay-ay, serenata criolla (Creole Serenade)
Eternal Father, strong to save, "Melita" (arr. for organ)
Abide with Me (arr. for organ)

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