Professionally recorded audio CDs of automatic musical instruments

We are pleased to bring you a selection of professionally recorded and produced audio CDs which can be purchased online (while stocks last)

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Diamond Jubilee CD - acpilmer.comThe Diamond Jubilee Gavioli Fairground Organ “In Concert” Volume 1

89-key “Cleethorpes” Gavioli fairground organ playing a selection of 22 well-known marches and songs including: Tiger Rag; Blaze Away; Entry of the Gladiators; After the Ball; California, here I come; Our Director; Scottish Reels; Aces High; Christmas Medley etc.

Over 65 minutes playing time.

CD price £11.99 (includes free UK postage)
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Read more about the 89-key “Cleethorpes” Gavioli fairground organ here.


Topsy CD - acpilmer.com“Topsy”

A modern 105-key Gebr. Decap organ style “Extra Special” plays 24 rhythmic melodies including: I can’t give you anything but love; My Prayer; A pretty girl is like a melody; Sleepy Lagoon; When you’re smiling; Les jardins de l’Alhambra etc. All musical arrangements by Dick Gillet.

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Romance CD - acpilmer.com“Romance”

A modern 105-key Gebr. Decap organ style “Extra Special” plays 24 numbers including: Radetzky March; Deep in the heart of Texas; Romance; Turning over new leaves; William Boogie; Nightclub Tango etc. All musical arrangements by Dick Gillet.
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Ambiance CD - acpilmer.com“Ambiance”

A modern 105-key Gebr. Decap organ plays 24 favourites including: The Lambeth Walk; Auf wiederseh’n; The Tennessee Waltz; Delicado; The Huckle Buck; Perfidia; Blue Cornflowers; La Paloma; Moonlight Serenade; The Veleta; Blue Bell Polka; The Birdie Song; St. Bernard’s Waltz; Ole Guapa etc. All musical arrangements by Dick Gillet.

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Ambiance 2 CD - acpilmer.com“The 50 Golden Years of Metro” Volume 2

Huge 121-key Gebr. Decap dance organ plays 25 lively dance tunes including: I’m gonna sit right down and write myself a letter; Mexicali Rose; Wheels; Jealousy Tango; Any dream will do; Patricia; Spanish Gipsy Dance; Arrivederci Roma; Twelfth Street Rag etc. Musical arrangements by Dick Gillet, Albert Decap and Frans Baum.

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Remember CD - acpilmer.com“Remember”

A modern 105-key Gebr. Decap organ plays 25 favourites including: Be my Boogie-Woogie Baby; Hello Dolly; Come closer to me; The Loxam Bounce (arr. AC Pilmer); Oh how I miss you tonight; Toutes les femmes sont belles etc. Musical arrangements by Dick Gillet and Albert Decap.

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RAM CD - acpilmer.comWelte Restored – The Welte Philharmonic Organ at Salomons

This CD was issued by the Royal Academy of Music and features the unique Welte Philharmonic Organ, which can be played manually, like a normal organ, by means of Welte Philharmonic rolls, to give an accurate reproduction of an organist, or by Style 10 Concert Orchestrion rolls. The CD features performances by students at the Royal Academy of Music, together with the March from Tannhäuser; Danse Macabre (played by Edwin Lemare); Liberty Bell; March Lorraine; Santiago; The Blue Danube; Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffman (played by Edwin Lemare); in total 15 tracks.

This organ was restored by Mander Organs Ltd. and AC Pilmer Automatic Music Ltd.

The Internet Spoolbox, a facebook group, had this to say about this release:

16 October 2013

Audio Recordings
Welte Restored

“The first professionally produced recording of the restored Welte organ at Salomons has been released. Nearly 80 minutes of music from this instrument in all its glory do full justice to the instrument. It is a fitting tribute to the original builders, those involved in all stages of the restoration, the roll artistes, the live performers and the orchestrion arrangers. The repertoire, whether it be from orchestrion, philharmonic roll or live performance, all sits harmoniously together on this disc. It is not your normal average mechanical organ recording (the type that feature Abba alongside Auber for reasons best unknown) nor is it your average classical academic organ recording (pieces avoided even for funerals). The Welte here plays music it was designed to play; music from and popular in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th. Most importantly the mechanically rendered selections are all beautifully paced. There is none of the oft-encountered tendency over-enthusiasts have for music run through as fast as possible to demonstrate the spool box cog at its best. Musically considered tempi allow the finesse of the orchestrion roll orchestrations to show through. It is impossible to distinguish live performances from the Philharmonic roll recording system and everything meshes together perfectly.

“Equally deserving of praise is the finely produced 32-page accompanying booklet about the instrument, history, restoration, music and organists. There are photographs, specifications and more to read and explore. If only all recordings of this genre were executed with such polished élan. We recommend this recording to absolutely everyone.”

Rating: *****

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Read more about the Welte Philharmonic Organ here