The Wanamaker Organ – Inside the world’s largest operating musical instrument



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Most Philadelphians don’t realize that the largest working musical instrument in the world is built into one of the city’s landmarks, the former John Wanamaker department store, now Macy’s, at 13th and Market streets.
The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy’s is a 7-story-high contraption bigger than most people’s houses, even rich people’s. The vast maze of 26,677 pipes and baffles and bellows and wires and wooden stairways lies hidden behind what many of us have always thought was the Wanamaker Organ.

Carrie Underwood Gets Choked Up During Emotional Musical Tribute to Las Vegas Shooting Victims



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Carrie Underwood wept during her moving performance on Wednesday night, honoring the victims of the Route 91 Music Festival shooting that occurred in Las Vegas last month.

1965 Schantz Organ, Second Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Missouri, Musical excerpts



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Andrew Peters plays three works on the 1965 Schantz organ at Second Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Missouri: Vocalise by Dan Gawthrop, Aria Pastorella 7 by Johann Valentin Rathgeber, and Trumpet Tune by Martha Sobaje.

Improvising a Musical Metropolis: Detroit, 1940s-1960s



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Ethnomusicologist Mark Slobin surveys his research on the musical life of his hometown, Detroit, Michigan, during “my day,” the 1940s-60s. He positions his personal experience in the wider panorama of a musically dynamic city of recent immigrants from Europe and migrants from the American South, and addresses the role of the schools and subcultures in shaping Detroit’s complex cultural landscape.

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Morning Star Baptist Church Unity Musical Full 2017



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This is all the footage I got from Morning Star Baptist Church’s Unity Musical in Marrero, LA. Under the direction of the Henry Smith who is also the Minister of Music for the New Orleans Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Do you hear them in “Pray for Me”? And the Children’s Choir – just wow!

Christmas Candlelight Musical 2012 with the Voices of Love & Peace! (Promo)



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ATTENTION!! PLEASE WATCH…! CAUTION- VIDEO MAY CAUSE EXCESSIVE SCREAMING, HIGH PRAISE, CLAPPING, DANCING, AND HOLY TONGUES! Take a look and listen! It’s that time….! Love and Peace Church-Baptist presents its Annual Christmas Candlelight Musical with the Voices of Love and Peace! This dynamic worship experience is something that you don’t want to miss. This years musical will feature some of Montgomery’s greatest including: Sis. Paula Thomas , Sis. Vanessa Tillman, Bro. Gerald Williams, and more! We are expecting great things to take place on December 16, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. The Music Ministry is excited and hoping that you will come out to receive whatever you are seeking God for! This will be a “Breakthrough Experience”!! -Video footage is from the Christmas Candlelight 2011! Rev. J.E. Hillary., Pastor!

Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church 1987 Musical, For the Rest of My Life (Part 1)



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The music ministry at Fellowship was made famous by the late Sis. Rilma “Kathy” Thibodeaux. Sis. Thibodeaux served as the Minister of Music of Fellowship for over two decades; and was also one of its charter members.

For this selection, Sis. Jackie Tolbert is the soloist. Bro Lee Jeff is the organist. (Also, notice Full Gospel Presiding Bishop Paul Morton in the congregation. He was known as Rev. Morton back then.)

Ebenezer Baptist Church- New Orleans Musical 2012- The Prayer



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Ebenezer Baptist Church Singers Annual Musical was a monumental experience. It was a spiritual set-up from the Holy Ghost, to move his people to a closer and deeper relationship with God. From beginning to end every song was a step in the direction to freedom, healing and peace with God. We always have to do something to let God know that we are willing to accept HIS help. The first step is to pray. Then don’t stop there pray for someone else! The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.
Lead songstress, Sis. Chrishira Perrier. Enjoy this opening song!

Flowing Tides: Musical Memory, History and Global Culture in County Clare, Ireland



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Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin discussed his book, “Flowing Tides: History and Memory in an Irish Soundscape.”

Speaker Biography: Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is a leading authority in Irish traditional music, history, memory and diaspora research. He is a prolific writer, speaker and performer. A five-time All Ireland Champion uilleann piper, concertina player and former member of Ireland’s legendary Kilfenora Céilí Band, he has presented more than 1,000 concerts on four continents during the past 30 years.

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