Compact Disc
Length: 62:17
Part #031-2008
Price: $15.00


Renaissance Unit Orchestra

Renaissance™ Unit Orchestra

George Wright Signature Four-Manual
Dwight Beacham, Organist


   

The Organ

For years, theatre organ enthusiasts have revered George Wright's studio organ as the ultimate recording instrument. Now, the sounds of this incredible instrument are contained in this 4-manual, 33-rank George Wright Signature Organ.

Dwight Beacham worked closely with George Wright in designing this exciting instrument filled with digital samples taken from his own Hollywood Philharmonic Recording Organ. George wanted to leave a legacy in sound for future generations and he realized that the Allen Organ Company was the logical choice. This instrument is not only the world's first theatre organ to utilize Allen's revolutionary Renaissance™ technology, but the first to replicate an existing pipe organ. Renaissance™ brings a new world of realism to digital organs.

Only one instrument combines the future of organ building with the samples and voicing of the legendary George Wright.

The Music

As a longtime fan of George Wright's, it is no surprise to find Dwight using many of George's musical mannerisms on this album. The opening tune, I Know That You Know, is based on two recorded versions that George Wright recorded, with a bit of Dwight's additions. All the music was chosen to show off the organ's spectacular sound.

The Recording

This recording was made in a 22' x 24' "test" room at the Allen Organ Company in Macungie, PA. No acoustic enhancement was used in post recording processing. Allen's exclusive Virtual Acoustic™ system was used during the recording.

  • Selections Recorded:
    • I Know That You Know - Youmans
    • Cuddle Up A Little Closer - Hoschna
    • We Saw The Sea - Berlin
    • Someday My Prince - Churchill
    • April Showers - Silvers
    • Chimes of Liberty March - Goldman
    • It's Been A Long, Long Time - Styne
    • Sugartime - Phillips & Echols
    • I Could Write A Book - Rodgers & Hart
    • On A Little Street In Singapore - Scott
    • Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
    • Sleepless Medley
         As Time Goes Bye - Hupfeld
         A Kiss to Build A Dream On - Kalmer, Ruby & Hammerstein II
         Stardust - Carmichael
         Makin' Whoopie - Donaldson & Kahn
         An Affair to Remember - Warren, Adamson, & McCarey
         Bye, Bye Blackbird - Henderson
    • Miss Celie's Blues - Jones & Temperton
    • Where or When - Rodgers & Hart