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Wanamaker Organ

The Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the largest operational pipe organ in the world, located within a spacious 7-story court at Macy's Center City (formerly Wanamaker's department store). The largest organ by some measures is the Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ (which is barely functional). The Wanamaker organ is played twice a day, Monday through Saturday, and more frequently during the Christmas season. The organ is also featured at several special concerts held throughout the year, including events featuring the Friends of the Wanamaker Organ Festival Chorus and Brass Ensemble.

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Wanamaker's - Slow Decline
... After John Wanamaker's death in 1922 the business carried on under Wanamaker family ownership ... Rodman Wanamaker, John's son, enhanced the reputation of the stores as artistic centers and temples of the beautiful, offering imported luxuries from around the world ... This building, which also had a private apartment for the Wanamaker family on its top floor, was sold to Philadelphia National Bank in 1952 the initials on the building's crown now read "PNB" even ...
Wanamaker Organ - Recordings
... The Grand Court Organ (1973) included a number of works demonstrating the full organ Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition ... the softer colors of the instrument to marvelous effect Virgil Fox Plays the Wanamaker Grand Court Organ (1964, 2004) ...
The Friends of The Wanamaker Organ - Music Inspired By or Written For The Wanamaker Organ, Including World Premieres
... by Louis Vierne, dedicated to Rodman Wanamaker Leopold Stokowski organ-orchestra transcription of Bach's Passacaglia in C Minor "Symphonie Concertante" for ... Scottish Folk Tone Poems" by Richard Purvis (written for the Wanamaker Organ at the request of Keith Chapman) Transcription of Mussorgsky's "Night on the Bare Mountain" Peter Richard Conte Transcription of Dukas' "S ...

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