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Downloads

On this page, you can download some sound files in mp3-format. Not all organs are playing perfectly, but the files are merely meant to give you an idea about the sound of different instruments. To reduce the file siez, the mp3's have been encoded at a low 64kbps-rate.

• 33-key barrel organ in Binche: from Decca Box 501/502:
   Plaisance fox (E.Vacher/J.Peyronin) (arr.E.Hooghuys) (726kb)
• LHXXX A.Becquart: from Decca 22.450b:
   Medley 144: (arr.A.Schollaert) (2,49MB)
        La goualante du pauvre Jean (M.Monnot)
        C'est si doux (P.B.Ruiz)
        C'est magnifique (C.Porter)

from Victory VLP532:
   Sumba boy (F.Weirneinicke) (arr.A.Schollaert) (1,54MB)

The following recordings were made at the Foire de Laken in 1963 and were kindly provided to me by Koen Van Nieuwenhuyze. The organ was recorded from the back, so no percussion or Glockenspiel can be heard:

   Le long du Missouri (H.Christiné) (factory arrangement) (3,46MB)
   La mascotte (E.Audran) (factory arrangement) (11,60MB)
   A grandes guides (A.Etterlen) (factory arrangement) (2,31MB)
   Unknown tune (1) (factory arrangement) (2,94MB)
   Unknown tune (2) (factory arrangement?) (3,49MB)
   Unknown tune (3) (factory arrangement?) (3,77MB)
   Unknown tune (4) (factory arrangement) (4,36MB)
   Unknown tune (5) (factory arrangement) (9,95MB)
   Unknown tune (6) (factory arrangement) (4,74MB)
   Unknown tune (7) (factory arrangement) (4,08MB)

The following recordings were made at the Foire de Berchem (near Antwerp) in 1963 and were also provided to me by Koen Van Nieuwenhuyze. The organ was recorded from the back, so no percussion or Glockenspiel can be heard:

   Lieder der Liebesnacht (P.Lincke) (arr.A.Schollaert) (10,60MB)
   Germanenblut (H.L.Blankenburg) (arr.A.Schollaert) (4,01MB)
   Unknown tune (9) (arr.A.Schollaert) (6,75MB)
   Unknown tune (10) (arr.A.Schollaert) (4,11MB)
   Unknown tune (11) (arr.A.Schollaert) (3,04MB)
   Unknown tune (12) (factory arrangement?) (2,20MB)
   Unknown tune (13) (factory arrangement?) (6,32MB)
   Unknown tune (14) (factory arrangement?) (2,97MB)
   Unknown tune (15) (arr.A.Schollaert?) (2,64MB)
   Unknown tune (16) (arr.A.Schollaert) (4,06MB)
   Unknown tune (17) (arr.A.Schollaert) (1,86MB)

• LHXXX F.Kopp: recorded by Alain:
   Unknown tune (arr.?) (2,10MB)
• LH315 - J.-B.Rorive: recorded by Alain:
  Cavalry's parade (R.Macker) (factory arrangement) (1,68MB)
• LH500 - B.Barlow: recorded by Bill Barlow in 1965:
     Unknown tune (1) (arr.?) (2,71MB)
     Unknown tune (2) (arr.?) (1,09MB)
     The story of Tina (D.Katrivanou) (arr.G.Razenberg) (1,41MB)
     Zit ik op m'n duivenplatje (H.Theunisse) (arr.?) (1,09MB)
     Annemieke (arr.C.Frei) (2,31MB)
     Mi Carmencita (arr.M.Van Boxtel) (2,59MB)
     Heinzelmännchens Wachtparade (K.Noack) (3,58MB)
     Medley (arr.C.Frei) (4,14MB)
     Poen, poen, poen (J.Senn) (arr.G.Razenberg) (1,77MB))

• LH518 "Senior": from unreleased Parsifal-record:
   Perles de cristal - fragment (G.Hamel) (arr.R.Ch.Hooghuys) (455kb)

own recording (without bandmaster):
   Bébé-polka (?) (arr.R.Ch.Hooghuys) (948kb)

• LH520 E.Baude: unknown recording from the 1970's:
   Valse excentrique (C.Frei) (arr.F.Baum) (3,57MB)
   Treue Waffengefährten (H.L.Blankenburg) (arr.F.Baum) (4,19MB)
   Mimosawals (C.Frei) (arr.F.Baum) (3,97MB)
   On Duty (G.Rosey) (arr.F.Baum) (3,26MB)
   Unknown tune (arr.?) (5,32MB)

• LH522 N.Vroman: recorded by Y.Vroman:
   Caroline (V.Scotto) (factory arrangement) (701kb)

recorded by Y.Vroman:
   Le kouen-gen (E.Missa) (factory arrangement) (735kb)

recorded by F.Neirinck:
   Potpourri (div.) (orig.arr.A.Schollaert, transferred by F.Neirinck) (10,32MB)

own recording:
   Mazurka (?) (orig.arr.P.Verbeeck, transferred by F.Neirinck) (377kb)

LH530 "Shaharazad": recorded by Huntcliff Recording Services:
   Tiens! Fais la file (?) (factory arrangement) (1,74MB)
• LH545 "l'Alexandre": own recording:
   Catharina Cathari (R.Luco) (arr.Jan Kees de Ruijter) (845kb)
• LH553: own recording:
   Gavotte des baisers (Fr.Popy) (arr.A.Schollaert) (677kb)
• LH576: recorded by H.Lefèbvre:
   Unknown tune (factory arrangement) (413kb)
• LH585 E.Baude: recorded by F.Neirinck:
   Pyramides (E.Garciau) (arr.R.Ch.Hooghuys) (2,04MB)
• LH590 J.-B.Rorive: recorded by Alain:
   Bon accueil (A.Descamps) (arr.A.Schollaert) (1,56MB)
   Potpourri (div.) (arr.A.Schollaert) (21,4MB)

• LH595 "Big Bertha": own recording:
   Le merle blanc - fragment (E.Damaré) (arr.M.Hooghuys) (1,83MB)
• LH605 "Condor": own recording:
   Il faut savoir demander ça gentiment (R.Sylviano/J.Boyer)
                                                            (arr.R.Ch.Hooghuys) (974kb)

   Good night, my love (A.Eenhaes) (arr.A.Schollaert) (746kb)
LH615: recorded by MStP:
   Potpourri (div.) (arr.R.Ch.Hooghuys) (2,31MB)
• LH625 "Wensdroom": recorded by D.R.Center:
   Mike Kitner March (T.Meijer) (arr.T.Meijer) (1,61MB)
• CH660: recorded by E.M.Barry:
   Morgenblätter (J.Strauss jr.) (arr.A.Schollaert) (2,88MB)
Romain Charles Hooghuys and the ''Condor'' Part from a 1977 French documentary on YouTube.
  
Page updated on 29.12.2013