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  • Release Date: October 23, 2015

Pipe Organ Extravaganza 5
Rialto Square Theatre
Joliet, Illinois

4/27 Grande Barton Theatre Pipe Organ
5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Walker Digital Theatre Organ
Walker Digital Classical Organ

Recorded live at the now-legendary “Rialtofest” concert on April 28, 2001, this 2-CD set features over two hours of exciting music, showcasing Jelani Eddington and numerous other world-renowned organists. In addition to his solo performances on the organ and piano, Jelani appears at the piano in a duet with theatre organist Ron Rhode in a spellbinding arrangement of Deep Purple.

In addition to Jelani’s performance, other world-renowned organists featured on this recording include Peter Conte, John Giacchi, Ron Rhode, Rob Richards, and Dave Wickerham. The DePaul University Wind Ensemble also joins the organists at the conclusion of the program for spectacular arrangements of The Washington Post March and The Stars And Stripes Forever.

The instruments featured in the recording of the fifth annual Rialtofest include the 4-manual 27-rank Grande Barton theatre pipe organ, a 4-manual Walker digital theatre organ, a 3-manual Walker digital classical organ, a 9-foot Petroff grand piano. As an added bonus, this recording features two selections from the August 29, 2001 concerts by Dave Wickerham and Peter Conte at the 5-manual 80-rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ at the Sanfilippo residence in Barrington, Illinois.
The selections on this recording include:

Jelani Eddington (Grande Barton and Petroff Grand Piano)

  • The Trolley Song
  • So In Love (piano solo)
  • Serenata
  • Overture From Candide
  • Deep Purple (duet with organist Ron Rhode)

Ron Rhode (Grande Barton)

  • Strike Up The Band
  • Oh By Jingo
  • Boston Pops March
  • Deep Purple (duet with Jelani Eddington at the piano)

Rob Richards (Walker digital theatre organ)

  • Hooray For Hollywood
  • Ain’t We Got Fun

Peter Conte (Walker digital classical organ and 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer)

  • Song Of Autumn
  • Aria

John Giacchi (Grande Barton and Walker digital theatre organ)

  • We Saw The Sea
  • Blue Twilight
  • Slaughter On Tenth Avenue

Dave Wickerham (Grande Barton and 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer)

  • Easter Parade
  • Anything Goes – Night & Day – It’s De-Lovely
  • Stormy Weather
  • Gershwin Medley
  • Teddy Bear’s Picnic

DePaul University Wind Ensemble

  • My Fair Lady
  • Patriotic Military Medley
  • Instant Concert – 30 Pieces
  • America The Beautiful

Grand Finale – All Artists and DePaul University Wind Ensemble*

  • Washington Post March
  • Stars And Stripes Forever
* Jelani Eddington (Petroff grand piano); Rob Richards (Walker theatre organ); John Giacchi and Ron Rhode (Walker classical organ); Dave Wickerham (Grande Barton)
Total Playing Time (both discs): 139:41
This recording is available as a special 2-CD set