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    #31
    Originally posted by musikfan View Post
    However, do you think it was an actual mistake or truly a grace note?
    Mistake, but I was trying to be charitable.

    Michael
    Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
    • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
    • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
    • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos

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      #32
      Originally posted by myorgan View Post
      Mistake, but I was trying to be charitable.

      Michael
      I should be the same way...I'm sure that organist was a fine musician. Everyone slips up. Unfortunately, that one is etched in stone forever.
      Craig

      Hammond L143 with Leslie 760

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        #33
        Originally posted by Victor Jules View Post
        The Abominable Dr. Phibes, 1971 -- he's playing Mendelssohn's March from Athalie on...... parts from a cannibalized Wurlitzer horseshoe console?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QfsQB_He0g

        Help, 1965 -- what?
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx_7xjpySK0

        The Sound of Music, 1965 -- a gorgeous case is shown for two seconds and the organ sounded like a million bucks in the theater despite a very tiny accidental grace note
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wy6T_yVakjA

        Getting purely tangential now, in 1966's The Trouble With Angels Hayley Mills sees a convent's organ and says "Dig that crazy accordion!" Fleetingly glimpsed here, it looks like a gorgeous pipe instrument in a castle or mansion
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvpCXKqkX0g
        Does the top movie have vincint price?
        Instruments:
        22/8 Button accordion.

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          #34
          "Just thought of another one:

          The 1980's movie "Ann of Green Gables" - when Ann first arrives at the Cuthbert's home, there's a pan of the living room and you can see an old pump organ in the background, I believe.....if it's not in this scene, it's in one not too long after..."

          Yes, and then for Diana's wedding they have a reed organ outside playing "O Promise Me" with violin and soprano! And then in true movie magic fashion it morphs into an upright piano for the reception.

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            #35
            Originally posted by steverose View Post
            "Just thought of another one:

            The 1980's movie "Ann of Green Gables" - when Ann first arrives at the Cuthbert's home, there's a pan of the living room and you can see an old pump organ in the background, I believe.....if it's not in this scene, it's in one not too long after..."

            Yes, and then for Diana's wedding they have a reed organ outside playing "O Promise Me" with violin and soprano! And then in true movie magic fashion it morphs into an upright piano for the reception.

            ah yes!. I remember that next scene and thinking to myself "How in the world did they get a piano outside, and where did the organ disappear to?
            Craig

            Hammond L143 with Leslie 760

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              #36
              Originally posted by Ben Madison View Post
              Does the top movie have vincint price?
              The top movie IS Vincent Price
              Last edited by Victor Jules; 05-29-2017, 04:03 PM.

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                #37
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ILqbD6XXkA

                Is that an organ amid the orchestra (with chimes!) in the opening strains of his Ben-Hur (also features Heston and Loren) music?
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT2iLjjefpA
                Found another youtube of its score years ago which included an organ solo portion over a minute long.

                Dmitri Tiomkin now and a score that starts with an organ, soon followed by orchestra with much interplay
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwCH7fJu0Ek
                Allmusic.com: "The music begins with a powerful organ solo, perhaps standing for the solitary might of Rome itself. The full orchestra eventually joins in, with the main theme appearing on rich, dark lower strings of the violins and violas and taking on a Rachmaninovian character. Perhaps to counter that, the very Italian strains of a mandolin appear in the later part of the title." Any fellow mandolin freaks here?

                Honestly, this case is so grim and fatal-sounding I wonder if this wasn't a factor in the movie's "costly financial failure for producer Samuel Bronston" (Wikipedia). (No doubt it sounds less morbid in live theatrical stereo.) wouldn't be fun to know who's being heard in these fleeting strains and on what instruments!

                Oh yes -- a very unusual case is the obscure but gripping 1978 Richard Burton movie Absolution.
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGDyapjxlxg
                An organ is heard quietly heard throughout the skillful Stanley Meyers music score -- ominous semitone clusters etc. Could be electronic this time, who knows.
                Last edited by Victor Jules; 05-29-2017, 04:05 PM.

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                  #38
                  Captain Nemo's organ in "20000 Leagues Under The Sea" was spectacular and, for a submarine, had excellent acoustics. There are some YouTube clips. The organ console looks very Reed organ. Does anyone know what organ was used?
                  Sam

                  Allen ADC5400, Allen ADC4000, 1910 Chickering QuarterGrand
                  Past---Galanti Praeludium II, Yamaha Clavinova, Hammond A102, W.W. Putnam Reed Organ

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                    #39
                    The wedding scene in Arthur makes extensive use of a large pipe organ. Speaking of Dudley Moore (himself a trained organist, by the way), in "10" there is a scene where a minister accompanies himself on a small home electronic organ.

                    In the early Eighties there was a move called Mannequin. (No, I do not recommend it.) It was shot in the old Wanamaker Department Store, and there is a music video scene which includes a few shots of the star clowning around at the console.

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                      #40
                      Just saw the movie "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie. In the church scene there was a pipe organ. The console had five manuals. Jolie shot a hole in the main wind reservoir.

                      Frank

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                        #41
                        Isn't that wild -- thanks for these further posts, gang! I've been chronicling Jolie's antics in a little email zine. My latest movie find is hilarious -- the list of "recitals" in Fallen Angel, 1945:
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCvYjBGf1xw

                        The board is glimpsed at 32:10 -- somebody else noticed it:
                        http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037691/goofs

                        So far as I can tell, a Bach Jesus in Gethsemane would be CPE, a Beethoven Stabat Mater nonexistent :-]

                        The Alice Faye character is playing something pleasantly modern-ish and says she's improvising -- can anybody identify it? Just noodlings by David Raksin, who wrote the film score?

                        I see we have a Magle equivalent
                        http://www.magle.dk/music-forums/16-...s-updated.html
                        .......but lets keep this page going, as it covers all media/organ serendipity.

                        BTW, Wikipedia now says the score for The Fall of the Roman Empire was recorded at Albert Hall in London -- so for once we find out what organ's being prominently heard in a music track!
                        Last edited by Victor Jules; 01-04-2018, 07:51 PM.

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                          #42
                          In "Some Like It Hot", a funeral home is used as a front for a 1920s speakeasy. To cover the noise of the party, a doleful organist plays mournfully in the lobby. When a customer arrives, the organist subtly pulls out a stop upon a nod from the Boss to unlock the passageway down to the club. Now, THERE'S a gig!
                          Allen, circa 2006

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Victor Jules View Post
                            The top movie IS Vincent Price
                            Some of his movies are Ok, i will take the "The Raven" over some of his works, "pit and the pendulum" was fine. To Bad they do not air the comedies that he was in, those are great.
                            Instruments:
                            22/8 Button accordion.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Victor Jules View Post
                              Here's a thread for reporting the fleeting glimpse (no matter how fleeting!) of an organ in a movie, TV show, periodical or whatever that sends chills up your spine -- but mostly movies. Or for asking what organ or make it was, mebbe what was being played on it -- the works! All organs, every kind that has a keyboard. I report reed organ apparitions in the Reed Organ Restoration Yahoo egroup, but y'all can do so here if you like. There's already a thread here for Hammond sightings, so take your pick on that brand.

                              It's prompted by my random viewing of a 1952 Joan Crawford movie in Youtube -- Sudden Fear. At 32:53 they're showing a somebody play a large console in what looks like an opulent home

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3eVm8gfroQ

                              Actual organ location of the era or cinematic mock-up?

                              An Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ was briefly featured in the 2010 action film "Salt" starring Angelina Jolie. The organ is located at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City.

                              http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NY9q_Vfbi5Q

                              Salt (2010)
                              Last edited by ConnOrganOwner; 01-26-2018, 09:21 PM. Reason: Had to re-edit the URL
                              My current organ:
                              • Two manual and 25 pedal Conn Serenade 621F

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                                #45
                                Apologies in advance: I have only reviewed the first page of entries in this thread. Possibly someone else has posted the same question that I will soon get to, and it has been answered their satisfaction (or not). But... it has bugged me, this issue. Ever since I saw the movie version of Les Miserables. And again, I apologize, I do not know the leads or the director. I am not a big movie person really, but my wife and MIL are huge Les Mis fans and she (MIL) visits only once a year, from the Old Country (UK), bringing CD's and DVD's, some of which will not play on an American audio system, but that is another thread. Anywho, in the movie of Les Miserables, after Jean Valjean flees to the convent with Cozette, there is a scene in the convent where he is talking with the Mother Superior and in the background (and unseen) an organ is playing a Bach Chorale Prelude. I would like to know the name of this Chorale Prelude. Anyone?

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