Theatre Organ Links
Here are some of our favorite web sites. This list has been compiled over many years. We reviewed the list and were surprised at the breadth and depth of the information available. It was decided to categorization the sites to make finding items of interest easier. Whether you are researching a specific subject or just browsing, we hope your journey is a pleasant one. If you find any dead links, errors, or just want to make a comment, please contact our GSTOS webmaster.
- Newark Symphony Hall
- Friends of Loew’s Jersey – Volunteer organization restoring Loew’s Jersey City Theatre
- Loew’s Jersey – Loew’s Jersey City Wonder Morton
- Northlandz – Model Train Museum & 5/39 Hybrid Theatre Organ
- Trenton War Memorial – 3/16 Möller
- Union County Performing Arts Center – Rahway, NJ
- Brook Performing Arts Center – Bound Brook, N.J.
- Asbury Park, Then and Now – Info about Asbury Park Convention Hall, home to the Kilgen theatre pipe organ
- Park Performing Arts Center
Theatre Organ Groups Near GSTOS
Listed in order of distance from GSTOS:
- New York Theatre Organ Society
- Theatre Organ Society of the Delaware Valley
- Dickinson Theatre Organ Society
- Friends of the Wanamaker Organ
- Susquehanna Valley Theatre Organ Society
- Atlantic City–Historic Organ Restoration Committee
- ESTMIM – Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum
- Rochester Theatre Organ Society
- Rome Grand Theatre Organ Society
- EMCATOS – Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society
- American Theatre Organ Society – The parent organization of GSTOS
More Organ Societies
- Cinema Organ Society (Great Britain)
- Theatre Organ Society of Australia (TOSA)
- Organ Historical Society
- Reed Organ Society
- Harvard Organ Society
List servers, Mailing lists and Blogs
- Theatreorgan-l – A List server for theatre organ fans !
- Piporg-l – Pipe Organ Web Pages and List server
- Theatre Organ Soundfonts – “A Yahoo group for sound font recreations of theatre organs
- Pipe Organ Voicers – dedicated to pipe organ voicers, finishers, and techs
- Big Screen Classics – Pete Apruzzese’s classic & not-so-classic movie blog
- Theatre Organ Home Page – everything you ever wanted to know about theatre organ
- American Organ Institute Archives & Library – AOI & ATOS Archives & Library
- Holmberg Organs – Mechanical organ clocks
- Our newsletter printer – (Pedals & Pipes)
Education, Research and History
- Biographical Dictionary – of Organists, Composers for Organ and Organ Builders
- Theatre Organ Academy – Yahoo Group for learning to play TO (Registration required)
- The Virtual Radiogram – explore the sounds of “Golden Age” of the theatre organ
- Technichal articles – about pipe organs and electronic instruments
- Encyclopedia of Organ Stops – complete encyclopedia of organ stops!
- Philip Lyons, Jr. Memorial Theatre Organ Knowledge Base – Technical and other theatre organ articles
- Pipe Organ Education Project – by Marya J. Fancey
- Vincent Rioux’s – focuses on “voicing techniques” of flue organ pipes
- Flue Pipe Acoustics – The Physics behind the Sound of Organ Pipes, Whistles and Flutes by Richard J. Weisenberge
- Esty – Esty Organ Museum
- Part I: Metallurgy – PIPEMAKING David Smit Metal Pipes
- Some Thoughts on Tibia Clausas – by Al Sefl ©reserved 2002
- Database – of theatre organ stop lists
- Wurlitzer Ranks List – Compiled by Al Sefl
- Organ Historical Society Archives – Princeton, NJ
Professional Organ Builders
- Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America – “Quality Pipe Organ Building”
- American Institute of Organbuilders – Professional association of organ builders.
- Wicks Organ Company
- Kegg Pipe Organ Builders, Hartville, Ohio
- Peragallo Pipe Organ Company
- Patrick J. Murphy & Associates
- Tech articles – about pipe organs and electronic instruments
- Mechanical Music Digest (MMD) Technical Library – Includes technical articles applicable to theatre pipe organs.
- Flue Pipe Acoustics – The Physics behind the Sound of Organ Pipes, Whistles & Flutes by R J Weisenberge
- Pipemaking, metal pipes Part I: Metallurgy – by David Smit
- Organ Pipe Metallurgy – a slide show Martha Dibblee
- Restoration Documentation – techniques and philosophy of documentation and assessment.
- Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute – Caring For Musical Instruments
- Anatomy Of A Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ – Photos of the restoration of a Wurlitzer Style 150, 2/5 Theatre Organ.
- Virtual Theatre Organ
- Arndt Organ Supply Company – products for church and theater pipe organs.
- Organ Supply Industries – Manufacturer and distributor of pipe organ components.
- R. Schopp’s Sons, Inc. – organ pipes and parts
- Broome & Co. – restoration, voicing, and pipe repair services
- Laukhuff GmbH & Co. – supplies for organbuilding firms
- Weiblen-Spezialwerkzeuge – specialized tools for organbuilders.
- Columbia Organ Leathers – high quality Chrome Tanned leathers for Pipe Organs
- Klann Organ Supply Co.
- Musical Instrument Technicians Association – organ parts for both electronic and pipe organs
- The Spencer Turbine Co.
- Wicks Organ Company
- The Piano World
- Allen Miller & Associates – Z-tronics combination action and relay systems.
- Uniflex Relay Systems
- Artisan Instruments, Inc.
- OPUS-TWO Instrument Control System
- Peterson Electro-Musical Products, Inc.
- Solid State Organ Systems
- Syndyne Corporation – Manufacturer of products for Pipe Organs and Electronic Organs
- HESCO Incorporated – theatre organ and classical stop engraving services
- Theatre Pipe Organ Restoration – Carlton Smith and Clark Wilson
- McMaster-Carr catalog
- Lark In The Morning – specializes in hard to find and unusual musical instruments
- Mass Rowe Chimes – chimes with electric solenoid strikers
- Walker Digital Unit Orchestra
- Ragtime Automated Music – Mechanical instruments
- MIDI Gadgets Boutique
- Allen Organ Company
- Owen Jones’ – converted Conn 651 theatre organ
- Wheaton Fox – Paul Van Der Molen’s Robert-Morton organ with Wonder Morton console from Loew’s Kings.
- Christ United Church – (Loew’s 175th) Location of the last remaining Wonder Morton in its original home.
- Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City – Midmer-Losh
- Bob Heil’s Allen – be patient or fast forward to 23 minutes, 30 seconds to view the “organ transplant” in this video
- Holmberg Organs – Mechanical organ clocks
Music and Kids
- Pipe Organ Encounters – AGO events introduce teens & young adults to the pipe organ
- Young Person’s Guide to the Pipe Organ – AGO site
- The Pipe Organ – Introduction to the King of Instruments
- PBS Jazz Kids – explore jazz
- Fun with Music – San Francisco Symphony for Kids
- Children’s Music Network
Theatre Organ Radio Shows
- Hot Pipes! – Podcast and MP3 of Steve Ashley’s 1 hour/week show of theatre pipe recordings
- The Organist Entertains – a programme of classics, standards & popular organ recordings. (BBC)
- Pipedreams – Michael Barone’s legendary pipe organ show on APM
- ATOS Radio – Stream organ music from the American Theatre Organ Society
- Cinema Treasures – devoted to movie theater preservation and awareness
- Kilduffs Movie Theatre Index Survey
- Silent Era: The silent film website
- Welcome to Silent Movies – info on films, stars and the movies of the silent era.
- Silver Screens
- Bijou – Links to cinema sites worldwide
- Vitaphone Project
- The Silent Clowns Film Series
GSTOS Members with Web Pages
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