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Mechanical Directory of Mechanical organ manufacturers. Other Home Back to the home page. Interest Sites of general interest. Articles Index to Articles. Adverts Adverts from the s. Site Map Map of this web site. About The reason why. The Robert Blackwood Hall organ. San Simpliciano Basilica. In the course of its long history the San Simpliciano Basilica underwent The Syncopated Clock - Al Bollington - Presenting Al Bollington At The Conn Organ changes and alterations in particular the controversial intervention of Giulio Aluisetti on the interiors, who plastered walls and voults and amended the Romanesque pylons.
He also installed the altar current, much criticized already by his contemporaries for its large dimensions within a relatively small space. After the Second World War, the arbitrary changes of the nineteenth century were dismantled, and it was started to restore the church according to conservative criteria: the delicate work, which lasted for decades, have allowed to arrive at the end of the eighties to an artistic and architectural The Kingston Trio* - Here We Go Again! that has interested the basilica The Syncopated Clock - Al Bollington - Presenting Al Bollington At The Conn Organ its entirety, both outside and inside.
The counter of the San Simpliciano Basilica has a great Ahrend pipe organ, built intaking as a model the German baroque organs. Daniel Wiley Barton. His family moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin prior to Dan Barton played drums in local bands and left high school during his second year. He then joined the band of Ringling Brothers Circus and travelled with them for ten years. During his travels he met and married Annabelle, his first wife.
He returned to Oshkosh to help care for his invalid father when his mother died on November 4, Dan then began drumming in the orchestra at the Bijou Theatre in Oshkosh. It was here that he began experimenting with attaching electric bells to a keyboard. He soon had them attached to a piano and he was able to make and sell sixteen of these sets. He soon approached the Wangerin Organ Company in Milwaukee with his invention.
They began making organs for theatres that would have the sounds of many orchestral instruments and the Bartola Organ was the result. Chicago Barton organ. Barton Organ. The Barton organ in Eash Auditorium was originally installed in the downtown Indiana Theatre inremoved in and put in storage by a small group of organ enthusiasts.
In it was The Syncopated Clock - Al Bollington - Presenting Al Bollington At The Conn Organ to the Indiana State Museum who contracted Carlton Smith to restore and rebuild the 3-manual console for the hoped-for new museum. However, in the Museum decided to de-accession the instrument which was then sold to the Central Indiana Chapter of the Black Cinderella (Dub) - Tackhead - For The Love Of Money Theatre Organ Society who had approached Warren about installing it in organ chambers that had been built into the Warren Performing Arts Centre auditorium.
The restored instrument gave its first public appearance in September of The Redford Theatre Barton. The Redford Theatre opened on January 27, as a neighbourhood movie house.
The theatre, with its three story grand foyer and full-size stage, has been in continuous operation ever since. This was fortunate, since it enabled the Redford and its theatre organ to escape the ravages of neglect that resulted in the destruction The Syncopated Clock - Al Bollington - Presenting Al Bollington At The Conn Organ many movie palaces. Silent films were still being produced when the plans were made for the theatre, so a Barton Theatre organ was installed as the theatre was being built.
As the theatre continued in operation, the pipe organ was used less and less frequently. Eventually heavy draperies were hung over the organ grillework. The Motor City Theatre Organ Society became interested in the Redford Theatre because, while many pipe organs had been removed from theatres, the Redford's instrument remained intact. The Redford Theatre and the Fox Theatre are now the only two theatres with their original theatre organs in the metro Detroit area.
MCTOS entered into an agreement with the owners of A Stranger Called The Blues - June Christy - Something Cool theatre to voluntarily refurbish the organ and use it to present shows.
The organ shows were very successful. However, the audiences for the movies being presented by the owners of the theatre dwindled.
Despite attempts, by the owners, to bolster attendance, the theatre became commercially unprofitable. MCTOS took a giant step and purchased the theatre on a seven year land contract.
At the end of the land contract, MCTOS was able to make the balloon payment and became the full owner of the theatre. Grand Ledge Opera House. Later it became Blake's Opera House. Inthe building became Sackett's Opera House, then briefly a movie theatre. In the late 's it was converted to a furniture store.
The Opera House was reborn in after careful restoration accomplished with private donations She Loves You - The Beatles - She Loves You the joint effort of the Historical Society and the Grand Ledge Area Chamber of Commerce.
At the same time that the Opera House was renovated, the elegant Michigan Theatre building in Lansing was converted from a theatre and shopping arcade into an office building.
A group of Lansing area musicians were looking for a home for the Barton pipe organ which had been in the theatre since its beginning. The Grand Ledge Opera House became that home.
The organ was restored to its original glory by Lansing Theatre Organ, Inc. Michigan Theater Barton. Barton Organ name plate. The first Bartols was made and installed in the Rex Theatre in Oshkosh in Dan Barton went into partnership with Warren G.
Maxcy, the manager of the Grand Opera House, and began manufacturing Bartolas in a rented machine shop on State Street in He called his business the Barton Musical Specialties.
The company was successful and soon opened an office in Chicago, Illinois and also started a school for Bartola players.
He later began building loft organs for theatres and churches across the country. By they were called the Bartola Musical Instrument Company, and were located in a larger factory at 20 Algoma Boulevard. Bartola were the sixth largest builder of theatre instruments in the nation, Bartola focused almost exclusively on the Midwest market. Barton later recalled, 'We decided to work only a limited territory so we could give prompt service to all our installations.
No installation was more than an overnight sleeper ride from Chicago. The company built about theatre organs from to Barton's first successful experiment in producing equipment to accompany silent films was a set of electrically operated bells that formed a musical scale. After seeing the highly enthusiastic reception of his invention, Barton began toying with the idea of a more elaborate mechanism employing additional percussion instruments and organ pipes.
Barton turned his attention to the development and manufacture of the "Bartola", one of several precursors of the theatre organ generically referred to as photoplayers. In the early- to mids, larger and more opulent theatres were being built, and photoplayer-type instruments were no longer considered adequate to meet the musical demands of the larger houses. A new kind of organ was being developed, one which expanded greatly on the concept of the photoplayer.
Originally developed by Robert Hope-Jones and marketed as the " Wurlitzer -Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra" by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, New York, it was designed specifically to meet the entertainment needs of The Syncopated Clock - Al Bollington - Presenting Al Bollington At The Conn Organ most importantly the accompaniment of silent film. This new musical aesthetic resulted in an instrument which soon became generically known as the theatre organ.
Barton gradually converted his operation from manufacture of the Bartola to the manufacture and installation of larger theatre pipe organs with pipes and other sound-producing components installed in organ chambers placed higher in the building, speaking directly into the auditorium, and with only the large organ console remaining in the orchestra pit.
Along with its many competitors, this was the genesis of the "Barton Organ".
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