DVD Duration: 1 hour 17 minutes / Year: 2008
2008 multi-region DVD (NTSC version only, but playable in all Countries).
The great organ of Methuen was the first concert organ in the USA and has a fairytale history!
“Welcome to TourBus 2 where we visit the great organ in Methuen, Massachusetts. Wow, we certainly had a great time with this famous instrument – so much fascinating history and, what an organ case! In this DVD, join me as we walk inside the great organ and see the mammoth workings of this huge instrument. Then, I sit and chat with Edward J. Sampson (President of the Methuen Memorial Music Hall) as he unveils the history of this amazing instrument. This organ originally traveled in the 1850s by sea from Germany to the USA and was installed in the Boston Music Hall. It was the first concert hall organ in the USA. Then, learn what happens next to this precious treasure. Plus, you can see me in concert. This organ has a priceless story – enjoy!”
Carol Williams Dr. Carol Williams is an international concert organist and the world’s first woman civic organist based in San Diego. More information about this charismatic musician can be found at www.CarolWilliamsNow.com. TourBus is a collection of DVDs highlighting the famous organs of the world. Future volumes include TourBus going to Paris, San Diego, Moscow and Denmark with many more TourBus episodes to come.
Music performed on this program:
Gymnopedie No.1 (Erik Satie) (3:24)
Toccata in Seven (John Rutter) (1:32)
Mozart Changes (Zsolt Gardonyi) (4:35)
Riff Raff (Giles Swayne) (13.38)
The Entertainer (Scott Joplin) (2:49)