Grand Tarantella, Louis Moreau Gottschalk

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Grand Tarantella, by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, was originally scored for piano and orchestra, eventually reconstructed by Hershey Kay. This transcription for piano and theatre organ is performed as a duet with myself (playing both the organ and piano parts). The orchestra score was recorded on the Robert Morton Theatre Organ, housed at Kansas City's beautiful Music Hall a few months prior to the concert, while the piano score was performed live, for the enthusiastic, Kansas City Theatre Pipe Organ (KCTPO) audience on a concert, September 13, 2009. The audience wasn't expecting the organ to rise from the orchestra pit un-manned, adding to the uniqueness of the performance.
Gottschalk was a brilliant, American pianist and composer. To learn more, visit or

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