RECORDINGS AVAILABLE


Overview

The L.T.O.T, was formed in 1968 by a small group of organ enthusiasts who were concerned that organs were being lost to the public, because of cinema and theatre closures. The main aims of the Trust are to preserve theatre organs and organs in general, and encourage young talent on the pipe organ.

Since its formation, among its many achievements has been the removal and re-installation of three important organs. The Wurlitzer Organ from the Odeon, Manchester into the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, the Christie Pipe Organ from the Odeon (ex- Pyramid) Sale, into the Blue Coat School, Oldham and the Tudor Rose Wurlitzer from the Gaumont, Manchester into the Granada Studios Tour Complex, Manchester. The Trust has also restored to playing condition the Willis Orchestral Organ, at Tatton Hall in Knutsford, Cheshire. In a few months time the Wurlitzer Organ in the Free Trade Hall will be removed and put into store, to await re-installation in its new home, the Hulme Hippodrome, in Manchester, which is to undergo a massive restoration and expansion programme to create a national centre for the Music Hall. This work will be part of a three year project to rejuvenate and re-develop the Hulme area as a whole.

Technical Help

All the people who work for the Trust are unpaid volunteers and in view of the tremendous amount of work that lies ahead, Eric Halsall, Head of the Technical Team is anxious to recruit new helpers and, in particular those who have some hands-on experience in electrical, carpentry or plumbing work. So if you would like to join Eric and his team, please write to him at 16 Woodland Crescent, Prestwich, Manchester M25 9WQ.

Membership

While the past years of steady support have enabled the Trust to become one of the leading World Wide Preservation Groups, the success of future projects will rely on the continued support of the members, general public and commercial organisations. You can help, simply by purchasing some items from this brochure. If you're not a member, please consider joining. Members receive the Trust's Journal, Vox Lancastria and Newsletters with details of forthcoming concerts. To Join, please write to the Membership Secretary, Mrs Marion Read, 32 Victoria Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 5DL.

The Trust presents a programme of regular concerts, details of these and requests for additional brochures should be sent, if possible with S.A.E. to: The Publicity Officer, 42 Ford Lane, Diclsbury, Manchester M20 2TJ.

Now, Descriptions of our Recordings Available:

A PARAMOUNT SELECTION

A compilation from recordings of the Paramount/Odeon, Free Trade Hall Wurlitzer, over 25 years. This brand new production on the LTOT Label, features 17 top organists in a selection of twenty four tracks, lasting over 74 minutes, digitally remastered for the first time, which include favourites such as The Very Thought Of You, Tunes Of The 20's, Love's Old Sweet Song, The Great Ziegfeld, Say It With Music, Blue Moon & The Lights Of Vienna. The removal of the organ from the Free Trade Hall in early 1996, marks the end of the second chapter in its life and this cassette is supplied with a comprehensive insert of several pages, with a detailed list of tracks and telling the full historic story behind the recordings.
AN LTOT RECORDING 1995

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

Resident at the Gaumont Theatre, Manchester from its opening in 1935 until 1953, Stanley Tudor was an organist of virtuoso class, whose talents were perhaps not appreciated nationally Here, remastered for the first time using modern technology, is a selection of twenty tracks, lasting over 74 minutes which he played on this unique 4/14 Wurlitzer, now in the Granada Studios Tour Complex in Manchester. Amongst the pieces included are: Out Of The Blue, Memories of The Ballet, Charmaine, Genevieve Waltz, A Quickstep Medley and Gilbert & Sullivan Selection. This second new production on the LTOT label also comes with a comprehensive multi-fold insert, with details about the Organ, the Cinema and Stanley's association with them.
AN LTOT RECORDING 1995

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Nigel Ogden plays the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Reginald Dixon was a great inspiration to Nigel in his formative years and, in one section of this recording, as a special tribute, Nigel has transcribed five of Reg's 78 rpm recordings from the 1930's, plus a couple more from the 1960's, virtually note for note, and then recorded them, using registrations as close as possible to the original to re-create that famous "Mr Blackpool" sound. The selection includes: Royal Air Force March Past, Several Medley's, Cole Porter Classics and in the tribute to Reginald Dixon, Somebody Stole My Gal, Rosalie, As Time Goes By, Happy Feet, A Jerome Kern Selection and many more.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

CONGRATULATIONS

Phil Kelsall at the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Phil's continued popularity is well deserved, entertaining thousands of people every year, with his lively and entertaining style of playing. On this recording, tracks include: Temptation Rag, The Continental, With One Look, National Emblem and I'm Old Fashioned.
A GRASMERE RECORDING

GRANADALAND WURLITZER

Iain Fitcroft at the Wurlitzer Organ of The Granada Studios Tour, Manchester. Iain's early interest in the Theatre Organ Started when he was given a record of the organist William Davies one Christmas. Having received tuition from the late Ernest Broadbent, Iain went on to complete three seasons at the Tower, Blackpool and since then his career has moved steadily forward. Wurlitzer March, a White Horse Inn selection, Granada TV Medley, Samba Incognito, Quickstep Medley, March-City Of Chester and the Granada Connection are among those included.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

Sheet Music

"The Granada Connection" is a march which was written by LTOT Vice President, Joyce Alldred, to mark the opening of the Granada Studios Tour Wurlitzer. Joyce has generously donated royalties from sales of the music to the Trust.

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ASPECTS OF RODWELL

The late Bryan Rodwell plays the Wurlitzer Organ of The Granada Studios Tour, in Manchester. Here you will find two aspects of this talented man, who will be sadly missed in the organ world. Side one is devoted to items well known to us, but with his own special arrangements. Side Two is more straight theatre organ style. South Rampart Street Parade, Tea ForTwo, March Folies Bergeres and The Second Minuet are among those included.
AN LTOT RECORDING

ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET

Peter Jebson at the console of the Wurlitzer Organ of The Granada Studios Tour in Manchester. Peter first played this instrument over twenty years ago, when it was still in the Gaumont Theatre. Reunited once more, Peter presents a programme in the traditional Blackpool style, including Waltzes, Piano Rag Medley, New York New York, Yesterday and Showtime Selection.
AN LTOT RECORDING

WURLITZER CELEBRATION

Master Musician Nigel Ogden at the Wurlitzer Organ of the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. A variety of music to suit all tastes, including Beyond The Blue Horizon, Pizzicato Polka, Celebration March, The Shadow Waltz, Love Everlasting, Minuet, An Eric Coates Fantasia and many more.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

THE ENTERTAINING ORGANIST

Nigel Ogden at the Four Manual Twenty Rank Wurlitzer, of the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. Many popular melodies including Sweet and Lovely, Life is Nothing Without Music, Bing Crosby Hits, Can-Can Polka, Londonderry Air,Tango Havana and Faust Ballet Music.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

WURLITZER SEASONS

Arnold Loxam plays the Wurlitzer Organ of the Town Hall, Burton- upon-Trent. During his long career, Arnold has made many recordings, but this new recording is his first on this particular Wurlitzer. It was removed from the Forum/ABC in Northenden, Manchester in 1972, re-installed in the Town Hall and subsequently re-opened in April 1973. Arnold's selection includes an Ivor Novello Medley, My Darling Clementine, The PerfectYear, FourSeasons In Music,To A Wild Rose, American Medley and many more.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

PRESENTING DOREEN CHADWICK

The Compton Theatre Organ of Ossett Town Hall, in West Yorkshire is the location for this latest recording from this talented Lady. As always Doreen plays a varied selection of music, including Annie Get Your Gun Selection, Spanish Dance, Leicester Square Rag, Pennsylvania Polka and a Strauss & Lehar Viennese Medley.
AN AUDICORD RECORDING

MUSIC FOR ALL

Highlights of the 1994 Concert, recorded live at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester. The Choirs, Besses Boys'Band and of course Nigel Ogden at the Wurlitzer Organ, all combine to bring the listener an entertaining selection of music, including When The Saints Go Marching In, Kalinka, Liberty-Bell, The Dam Busters March and a rousing finale of Jerusalem and Finlandia.
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

ORGANISED IN OLDHAM

Doreen Chadwick plays the Christie Organ of the Blue Coat School in Oldham. Tracks include Doris Day favourites, When You Wish UponAStar, Swinging Safari and Frank Sinatra Songs.

COUNTRY GARDENS

Nigel Ogden plays the Willis Organ, at Tatton Hall in Knutsford, Cheshire. Tracks include The Floral Dance, We'll Gather Lilacs, I Talk To The Trees and Bird Songs At Eventide.

COUNTRY SEASONS

William Davies plays the Willis Organ at Tatton Hall in Knutsford, Cheshire. Tracks include Daffodil Dance, In The Good Old Summer Time, September Song and Sleigh Ride.

N.B.: In addition to the CD's and Cassettes an excellent selection of souvenirs is available. These include Car Stickers, Pens, Pencils, Book Marks & Memo Pads. Pricing and information about these are listed on the order form.

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IN CLASSICAL MOOD The glorious sounds of the rarely heard Cavaille-Coll Organ in Manchester Town Hall, are captured superbly in this excellent recording. Master musician Nigel Ogden is in his element, as he presents a varied selection of Classical pieces to suit all tastes, these include a Selection from Faust, Bavarian Dance No 1, Evensong, Sortie in B Flat & Military March from "Othello Suite".
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

SHALL WE DANCE

Simon Gledhill at the Wurlitzer Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Simon takes the listener on a musical tour, with varied excursions into melody, harmony, rhythm and texture, all blended expertly to suit all tastes. The fifteen tracks include - Selection "Shall We Dance', Those foolish Things, Selection: A Garland Of Judy, Selection: 'Swing Time' & My Silent Love. (Playing Time 75 Minutes)
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

STRICT TEMPO WURLITZER

Nicholas Martin at the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ of Turner's Musical Merry-Go-Round in Northampton. Nicholas plays to perfection a variety of music which will please either dancers or listeners. The twenty tracks include - Deep In My Heart, Girl Of My Dreams, Broadway Melody, Stranger In Paradise & Blackpool Bounce. (Playing Time 76 Minutes)
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

ESTON MELODY HOUR

Peter Lish at the Wurlitzer Organ in the James Finegan Municipal Hall, Eston, Middlesborough. This organ was originally installed at the Granada, Bedford in 1934. In his selection, Peter has included some tunes associated with the organist Horace Finch, whom he greatly admires. The fourteen tracks include:- Kiss Me Again, When I Take My Sugar to Tea, Over My Shoulder, Dancing on the Ceiling, and a Gilbert and Sullivan medley.
AN AUDICORD RECORDING

LAST NIGHT OF THE CHOIRS

Highlights of the Massed Male Voice Choir Concert held at the Free Trade Hall, Manchester on Saturday 23rd September 1995. A Joyous occasion with a feast of good music and friendship, but also sad because this was the last concert to be given by The Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust, in the Free Trade Hall, as the hall is closing. As in the 1994 concert, the choir is joined once again by Organist Nigel Ogden and Besses' Boys Band. The nineteen tracks include the following: Llanfair, Were You There, Nessun Dorma, Sailor's Chorus, Selection The Love Parade, Down With The Curtain, China Tea, Nights In White Satin, Land Of Hope and Glory & Morte Criste.
This historic recording is a must for all cassette and CD collections. (Playing Time 76 Minutes)
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

FROM THE TOWER

Brian Sharp at the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool. Brian brings his own unique style to this famous organ, blending it carefully and tastefully with the sounds from his various electronic keyboards, creating a smooth and pleasing sound.
Part 1, A Tower Concert includes: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Medley, Calling All Workers, Coronation Scot & a selection from South Pacific.
Part 2, Dancing At The Tower includes: My Blue Heaven, A Waltz Medley, When Your Smiling, Roses Of Picardy & the Boston Two Step. (Playing Time 73 Minutes)
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

COME DANCING WITH ARNOLD LOXAM

Released to satisfy the continuing demand for music played in strict dance tempo style, there are Seventy Five tunes in total, played on the Wurlitzer Theatre Organ of the Town Hall, Burton upon Trent. Whether for dancing or listening this enjoyable collection of tunes and medley's includes:- Jolson Medley, Alice Blue Gown, Broadway Melody, Shine On Harvest Moon, Ain't She Sweet, You Are My Lucky Star, Show Me The Way To Go Home & You Were Meant For Me. (Playing Time 78 Minutes)
AN OS DIGITAL RECORDING

STATE OF THE ART WURLITZER

Michael Woolridge at the Wurlitzer Organ of the Top Rank Club, Kilburn. Although the name has changed, to most enthusiasts this will always be the Gaumont State, Kilburn. Michael, for some time has enjoyed the challenge of providing music for many well known musical shows and three of these are included in this new recording - Ivor Novello's King's Rhapsody, Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of OZ. Others include I Left My Heart In San Francisco, It Had To Be You, What Now My Love and Viva Los Valientes.
AN OS DITIGAL RECORDING


GRANADA STUDIOS TOUR, MANCHESTER

This impressive 32 page souvenir brochure contains colour photographs of the Wurlitzer Organ under restoration, the chambers and the console "Horseshoe". Also included is the history of the Granada/Gaumont Cinema, Manchester and the organists who played there, the history of Robert Hope-Jones the man behind the Wurlitzer and of course the fascinating story of the removal and re-installation.

A NEW FILM ABOUT A UNIQUE JOURNEY THROUGH A FASCINATING WORLD

The State Theatre in Sydney, Australia is one of the few remaining true picture palaces in the world. After an unusual opening and without a commentary to distract the video takes the viewer on a unique journey through the theatre, to savour the architectural splendour of its fully restored interior.
There are glimpses back stage and shots of the Wurlitzer Organ, which is sister to the one in the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. Archive film footage is used to tell the history of the State and the video finishes with a montage of shots taken during the official re-opening.
People who study Cinema and Theatre architecture of the past will find it particularly interesting.

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