While at the 2021 Transworld Halloween and Attractions Show in St. Louis, music director Tom BetGeorge (of Halloween lightshow fame) showed off his keyboard skills by playing Bach’s ominous Toccata and Fugue in D minor on a pipe organ that breathes fire as its keys are pressed. The organ was built by Johnathan Elkins.
Awesome Pipe Organ
A pipe organ is about the last instrument that comes to mind when we think of the pop-punk sounds of Green Day. But Wir sind da likes to defy expectations. So here it is in all its glory – a cover of Boulevard of Broken Dreams on a church organ. Check out their channel for more unexpected covers, including some Backstreet Boys.
Since witnessing the horror of The Exorcist when we were kids, Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells gives us chills every time we hear it. We think it’s even more creepy when performed on a church pipe organ, as demonstrated by musician Theo Hes and his unnamed helper flipping some of the controls.
Musician Jonathan Scott turned in an awe-inspiring performance of a tune normally reserved for a full orchestra – Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. He played the solo arrangement on the gigantic pipe organ located at Müpa Budapest in Hungary. We can only imagine what this sounded like in person.
Better known to most as the theme music from Monty Python’s Flying Circus, John Philip Sousa’s The Liberty Bell March suits the sounds of a pipe organ very well indeed. Turn up your speakers and enjoy this enthusiastic performance by Jonathan Scott on the big Wurlitzer in Neuadd Pendre, Tywyn, Wales.