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Organ Al fresco

27 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 November 2013

Tonight's guest is British organist Carol Williams. Carol is San Diego's civic organist and is in charge of musical events featuring the magnificent open air pipe organ in Balboa Park which is about to celebrate 100 years of music making.

The organ was donated to the Californian city of San Diego in 1914 for the Panama-California Exposition. This unique instrument contains 4,530 pipes ranging in length from the size of a pencil to 32 feet and is housed in an ornate vaulted structure with highly embellished gables. Since 1917 San Diego has had a civic organist who performs free weekly concerts.

Music Played

5 items
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    Carol Williams The Dambusters March

    Spreckels On The March, Spreckels Organ Society

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    Carol Williams Hey Jude

    Hey! Wurlitzer, Melcot Music

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    Carol Williams and House Of Scotland Pipe Band Bonnie Eriskay

    Taigh Na H-Alba, RMCD

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    Carol Williams Alligator Crawl

    Madness!, Melcot Music

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    Carol Williams Spanish Military March

    Sunday At 2, Spreckels Organ Society


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