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Wurlitzer Band Organ Music Rolls

1.0 Get Familiar With the Organs

  1. 1929 Wurlitzer Band Organ Catalog Original text and illustrations.
  2. Wurlitzer 125 Music Roll Catalog Part 1. (Short rolls from 1905 to 1925)
  3. Wurlitzer 125 Music Roll Catalog Part 2. (Long rolls from 1913 to 1964)

2.0 Videos

  1. Videos, Wurlitzer Band Organ 125 Style Rolls. View and listen to restored organs using 125 Rolls.
  2. Videos, Wurlitzer Band Organ 150 Style Rolls. View and listen to restored organs using 150 Rolls.
  3. Videos, Wurlitzer Band Organ 165 Style Rolls. View and listen to restored organs using 165 Rolls.
  4. Videos, Wurlitzer Caliola. View and listen to Wurlitzer Caliola.
  5. Violano Virtuoso. Not Wurlitzer, but contemporary and worth a listen.

3.0 Wurlitzer Band Organ e-Roll Archive

This archive contains e-Rolls of Wurlitzer Band Organ music. The rolls can be played using my e-roll player programs eplay and eplayWin32.

Wurlitzer Band Organ e-Roll Archive

4.0 Music from Wurlitzer Band Organ Rolls

  1. Wurlitzer Music Player. Continuously Play All The Wurlitzer Music.
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A Style 125 Band Organ

4.1 How The Music Below was Produced

This music has been produced from original midi files made from scanned Wurlitzer 125, 150 and 165 paper rolls. As Wurlitzer paper rolls do not contain the full information necessary for playing correctly unless used on a real organ, I have added the omitted information using musical instruments with sounds similar to those of a real Organ. For details see How to Play Wurlitzer Band Organ Music Rolls.

This music is in mp3 and ogg formats, both are good quality audio. This can be only a sample of the available Wurlitzer 125, 150 and 165 rolls, there are well over 250 more.

The Wurlitzer Music Roll labels are not genuine.

4.2 The Music

4.2.1 Music from Wurlitzer 125 Rolls

Rolls 3248 and 3135 are played using my software e-roll player eplay125, with Rich Olsen's Band Organ sound font.

Wurlitzer 125 Rolls. Played on a Style 125 Band Organ
1. Roll 3143 Marches
Play the Music
  1. Kaiser Frederick
  2. Bulgarian March
  3. Royal Trumpeter
  4. El Capitan
  5. Under the Double Eagle
  6. Officer of the Day
  7. Our Director
2. Roll 3151 Waltzes
Play the Music
  1. On The Beautiful Blue Danube
  2. Over The Waves
  3. Wedding Of The Winds
  4. Estudiantina
  5. Dream of Heaven
  6. Faust Waltz
  7. The Skaters Waltz
  8. Waves Of The Danube
3. Roll 3248 Mixture
Play the Music
  1. Clarinet Polka
  2. Chicken Reel
  3. Beer Barrel Polka
  4. She's Too Fat for Me
  5. The High School Cadets March
  6. Down the Line
4. Roll 3135 Marches full of Snap & Pep
Play the Music
  1. Trail Of The Air
  2. Triumphant Lindbergh
  3. True Blue
  4. Mark Time
  5. The Vanguard
  6. Idolizer
  7. Kick Off
  8. Top Notch
  9. We
  10. Cannonade

4.2.2 Music from Wurlitzer 150 Rolls (Updated and Improved November 2013)

The style 150 paper rolls require different processing and different instrumentation to the 125 rolls. For details see "Playing Wurlitzer 150 Style Rolls" in the technical reference above.

4.2.2.1 Music from Wurlitzer 150 Rolls with fully activated controls

This music has been computer processed from original scanned Wurlitzer Rolls and is played on a fully instrumented Wurlitzer Style 153 Band Organ which has automatically operated Bells, Stops and Shutters. This adds interest to the music resulting in a greatly improved sound.

Roll 13173 is played using my software e-roll player eplay150, with Rich Olsen's Band Organ sound font.

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A Style 153 Band Organ
Wurlitzer 150 Rolls. Played on a Style 153 Band Organ
1. Roll 13147
"Special Skating Roll"

Play the Music
  1. The Charlatan March
  2. Love's Dream
  3. Boots And Saddles
  4. Dream Waltz
  5. Circus Life
  6. Dove Of Peace
  7. The Bonnie Briar Bush
  8. Heart's Haven (Op. 273)
  9. The Black Horse Troop
  10. Charming
1. Roll 14300
(= Roll 13300 + Roll 13308)

Play the Music
  1. Clarinet Polka
  2. Sophia Polka
  3. Beer Barrel Polka
  4. Hosia Suisia Polka
  5. Bride and Groom Polka
  6. One More Waltz
  7. Metro Polka
  8. Let Us Be Gay Polka
  9. Hop Scotch Polka
  10. Szta Jerek Waltz
  11. Too Fat Polka
  12. Our Kosciuszko March
1. Roll 13173
"Waltz Roll"

Play the Music
  1. The Flower Of Italy
  2. Nights Of Gladness
  3. Missouri Waltz
  4. Blue Rose
  5. Geraldine
  6. Millicent
  7. Hawaiian Moonlight
  8. Sphinx

4.2.3 Music from Wurlitzer 165 Band Organ Rolls with fully activated controls

Rolls 6502 and 6505 have been computer processed from original scanned Wurlitzer Rolls and are played on a fully instrumented Wurlitzer Style 165 Band Organ which has automatically operated Bells, Stops and Shutters plus superior percussion.

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A Style 165 Band Organ
Wurlitzer 165 Rolls. Played on a Style 165 Band Organ. Roll 404 was played using my e-roll player eplay165, with Rich Olsen's Band Organ sound font.
1. Roll 6502
"Marches and Waltzes"

Play the Music
  1. Boston Commandery March
  2. Roses from the South
  3. The Triumphant Banner
  4. Estudiantina
  5. King of the Air
  6. Il Trovatore
  7. Heaven's Artillery
  8. Waves of the Danube
  9. Zacatecas
  10. Dream of Heaven
2. Roll 6505
"Waltzes and Marches"

Play the Music
  1. Poet and Peasant Overture
  2. Entry of the Gladiators
  3. The Rainbow March
  4. Dreaming, Valse
  5. Thurston March
  6. Cecile Waltz
  7. Under the Big Tent March
  8. Dream Days Waltz
  9. Spirit of America March
  10. Aloha Oe Waltz
3. B.A.B. Roll 404
"Marches"

Play the Music
  1. Entry of the Gladiators
  2. Under The Double Eagle
  3. The Official West Point March
  4. Golden Gate
  5. American Patrol
  6. Sabre And Spurs
  7. Junior Order March
  8. The Whip
  9. Stars And Stripes Forever
  10. The Army Air Corps

This is Wurlitzer's "Classical Music" section. Played using my software e-roll player eplay165, with Rich Olsen's Band Organ sound font.
4. Roll 6528 "Length of a ten-tune roll"
Play the Music (all three rolls)
  1. Morning, Noon, And Night In Vienna: Overture
  2. William Tell: Overture
5. Roll 6534A "Length of a ten-tune roll"
  1. Bridal Rose, Overture
  2. Selection from "La Traviata"
6. Roll 6537A "Length of a ten-tune roll"
  1. La Norma, Fantasia
  2. Zampa: Overture
7. Roll 6513
Play the Music
  1. Poet and Peasant Overture
  2. Intermezzo From Naila
  3. Selection from Martha
  4. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp and Vacant Chair
  5. Fifth Nocturn (Op.52)
  6. Lutspiel Overture
  7. La Cascade (Op.37)
  8. Maritana, transcription
  9. La Fontaine
  10. Bohemian Girl, selection

5.0 Wurlitzer Caliola Music produced from 65 Note Piano Rolls

A Caliola was designed to be played either manually using its built in keyboard or automatically using 65 note piano rolls.

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A Caliola
Wurlitzer Caliola Music.
1. Selection 1
Play the Music
  1. Black and White Rag
  2. The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
  3. Yale Varsity
  4. Baltimore Centennial March
  5. King Cotton March
  6. Liebestraum
  7. Southern Stars Overture
  8. Manhattan Beach March
  9. Silver Threads Among The Gold
2. Selection 2
Play the Music
  1. Yale Two-Step
  2. Yale College Life
  3. Grizzly Bear Rag
  4. Two Step Selections No 9
  5. Dockstader Rag
  6. La Traviata Fantasie

 

6.0 Wurlitzer Band Organ e-Roll Archive

This archive contains e-Rolls of Wurlitzer Band Organ music. The rolls can be played using my e-roll player programs eplay and eplayWin32.

Wurlitzer Band Organ e-Roll Archive