At the 3-manual, 8-rank Eston Wurlitzer.
Released on the Audicord label in 2002. Previously released on cassette in 1995.
Running time: 60.07.
Code: ACD 230.
Cavalcade of Martial Songs
Medley of Italian Waltzes: Neapolitan Nights / Tesoro Mio / Ciribiribin
The Chanti Song
Kiss Me Again
Kitchen Rag / When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Saturday Morning Memories: Blaze Away / GB Junior Club March
Return to Me / One of Those Songs / Crazy / We’ll All Go Riding on a Rainbow
Selection from “Evergreen”: Over My Shoulder / Tinkle Tinkle / Dancing on the Ceiling / When You’ve Got a Little Springtime in Your Heart
The Wind Beneath My Wings / Oh for the Wings of a Dove
Tell Me I’m Forgiven
Some Horace Finch Favourites: South of the Border / If I Should Fall in Love Again / It’s a Hap-Hap-Happy Day
Gilbert and Sullivan Medley
Original Cassette Sleeve Notes from 1995
The mellow 3-manual 8-rank Wurlitzer featured on this recording was originally installed in the Granada, Bedford in 1934. Some 44 years later, the then Cleveland Organ Society purchased the instrument and rebuilt it in the Pier Ballroom at Redcar. Unfortunately the pier was declared unsafe in 1980 and the work of removal had to be undertaken yet again. It was transferred to the spacious Municipal Hall at Eston, Langbaurgh Council having extended the building to accommodate the organ chamber at the rear of the stage, and has been in regular use there since 1981. The technical team has fitted an expander unit, which can add some modern electronically-generated sounds to the traditional Wurlitzer tones similar in concept to the Melotone on Compton organs and Peter has used it very effectively on this recording. Peter Lish hails from Sunderland and has been patron of the Langbaurgh Theatre Organ Society for many years. His performances at the console reflect his admiration of many of the top names in the organ world, past and present, such as Ernest Broadbent, Horace Finch and Doreen Chadwick, to name but three. He has ‘retired’ from secure but unrewarding club work, in order to concentrate on the increasing number of concert engagements he now receives and has his own Technics electronic organ available for use in venues that don’t have a “real” one. It is hoped that you will enjoy all these contrasting melodies, typical of those included in his concerts, that Peter plays for your musical pleasure.