John W. Landon, himself a theatre pipe organist, has written the first history of the theatre pipe organ. He traces its development from church organ to a theatrical instrument that took the place of a piano. Landon also discusses the pipe organ's later emergence as a solo instrument, its use in radio broadcasting and phonograph records, and its present uses. The book also includes a history of those companies that built theatre organs and biographical sketches of some of the leading theatre organists. The appendixes list theatre organ installations around the world.Organists Roland Todd and Kather- ine Stokes broadcast over CBL, Toronto.30 Quentin Maclean broadcast over the same station from Sheaa#39;s Theatre in Toronto . The organ, a three manual, fifteen rank Wurlitzer, has since been installed in Torontoa#39;s Casa Loma. ... 1932-51; aquot;I Love a a Mystery, aquot; also featuring Carson;31 aquot; Ma Perkins, aquot; aquot;Backstage Wife, aquot; aquot;The 124 BEHOLD THE MIGHTY WURLITZER.
|Title||:||Behold the Mighty Wurlitzer|
|Author||:||John W. Landon|
|Publisher||:||Praeger Pub Text - 1983-01-01|