Magazine article The American Organist

THE ORGANISTAS: From Molten Metal to Music

Magazine article The American Organist

THE ORGANISTAS: From Molten Metal to Music

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THE ORGANISTAS: From Molten Metal to Music. DVD by Bert Shapiro featuring appearances by Manuel Resales, Sebastian Glück, John Pike Mander, and others. 27 minutes, color/sound. Available from . If you need a document to convince your new organ committee that pipes are worth the money, get this DVD into a player in front of them. If you've got the program for the AGO this month, show this DVD. If you want your students to have a better idea of the "works" behind the keyboard, show them this DVD. Independent filmmaker Bert Shapiro has made a series of films about fascinating occupations that go on all around us, but go unnoticed. He concerns himself with bell makers, noodle makers, cigar makers, hairpiece makers, and here with organbuilders. He ranged cross-country and internationally to interview such diverse builders as Rosales, Mander, and Gluck, and takes us on an intimate tour of their instruments even as they themselves play them. …

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