Virgil Fox & John Grady – Pipe Organ Music – Sound Engineering – The Organs – Part Two

Virgil Fox & John Grady - Pipe Organ Music - Sound Engineering - The Organs - Part Two

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Part two of ‘The Organs’ video with three more selections taken from two vinyl albums showcasing the magnificent recorded sound from cathedral pipe organs as played by the great Virgil Fox, John Grady and Donald Dumler.
The first selection is John Grady and Donald Dumler playing a pipe organ duet, ‘The Great Organ’ and The Chancler Organ, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. A masterful job of recording by audio engineer Kenneth Mapes from Mirrosonic Records.

The next two selections are the master organist himself, Virgil Fox, playing the great organ at Riverside Church in New York City. This time, however, it is a recording from RCA Records Living Stereo Red Seal series also from 1959 entitled “Virgil Fox – Encores”. The audio engineer is none other than one of the best, John Crawford.

Both copies of vinyl are in great condition. The usual scrub-and-rinse cleaning method was used with very light de-clicking and no noise filtering needed. Slight EQ was applied.

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7 thoughts on “Virgil Fox & John Grady – Pipe Organ Music – Sound Engineering – The Organs – Part Two”

  1. It is very interesting to hear the Kilgen organs at St. Pat's recorded here in the mid-seventies.  They are most majestic and grand.  I wish there were more early recordings.  I would love to be able to hear Pietro Yon at the gallery Kilgen in the 1930's.  At any rate, these are the greatest organs in America's greatest Catholic cathedral.

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