Seattle 2010: Where It All Began
ATOS Annual Convention, Seattle, Washington
June 29-July 3, 2010
Bastyr University Chapel (Kenmore): Allen LL324-Q / Jelani Eddington
Calvary Christian Assembly Church (Seattle): 3/19 Kimball-Wurlitzer / Scott Foppiano
Cleveland High School (Portland, OR): 3/21 Kimball / Donna Parker
Everett Theatre (Everett): 3/16 Kimball / Nathan Avakian
First Church Of The Nazarene (Spokane): 3/20 Wurlitzer / Dave Wickerham
First United Methodist Church (Portland, OR): 4/107 Classical-Theatre / Jonas Nordwall
Mount Baker Theatre (Bellingham): 2/14 Wurlitzer / Lew Williams
Oaks Park Skating Rink (Portland, OR): 4/18 Wurlitzer / Dean Lemire
Paramount Theatre (Seattle): 4/20 Wurlitzer / Tony Fenelon, John Atwell, Jim Riggs
St. Columban Church (Yelm): 3/16 Robert Morton / Chris Gorsuch
Tahoma Studio (Maple Valley): 3/29 Wurlitzer / Walt Strony
Washington Center For The Performing Arts (Olympia): 3/25 Wurlitzer / Simon Gledhill
Wurlitzer Manor (Gig Harbor): 4/48 Wurlitzer / Richard Hills
Seattle has been called “The Cradle Of The Theatre Pipe Organ,” as shortly after the turn of the last century the first pipe organ intended specifically to accompany a silent film was installed in the Dream Theatre in Seattle in 1908. Later, Seattle’s 1914 Liberty Theatre, Wurlitzer’s first major success in a dedicated movie theatre, was the organ that launched Wurlitzer as the leading theatre organ builder of the 1920s.
The 2010 Annual Convention of the American Theatre Organ Society was held in Seattle, Washington, and surrounding areas, from June 29 through July 3, 2010. Conventioneers enjoyed 17 fantastic instruments and an equal number of thrilling artists from around the world.
This album features over 140 minutes of music from 2010 convention artists Jelani Eddington, John Atwell, Nathan Avakian, Tony Fenelon, Scott Foppiano, Simon Gledhill, Chris Gorsuch, Richard Hills, Dean Lemire, Jonas Nordwall, Donna Parker, Jim Riggs, Walt Strony, Dave Wickerham, and Lew Williams.
This double-CD set is the perfect souvenir for those who attended the convention, as well as a great overview of an exciting event for those who were unable to enjoy the convention in person.
The musical selections on this recording are:
Disc One (75:57)
- Olympic Fanfare
- All I Care About Is Love
- Grace Kelly
- Somewhere In Time
- Brazilian Sleigh Bells
- Get Happy – Cheek To Cheek
- Body And Soul
- Lazy River
- Moonlight On The Ganges
- Valse Bleue
- From This Moment On
- Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
- Gladiolous Rag
- Bumble Boogie
- The Night Was Made For Love
- Don’t Be That Way
- I Write The Songs
- Pirate Dance
- Birth Of Passion Waltz
- What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
- Funiculi Funicula
Disc Two (73:55)
- Tico Tico
- An Affair To Remember
- Rag Mop
- The Bells Of St. Mary’s
- Little Serenade
- Have You Met Miss Jones?
- Take Five
- Pop! Goes Your Heart
- Clair De Lune
- If This Isn’t Love
- On The Sunny Side Of The Street
- Get Happy
- Land Of The Pharaohs
- Can I Forget You?
- Waltz In Swing Time
- Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto In D (excerpts)
This recording is available as a special commemorative 2-CD set.