David Pickering, The Auditorium Organ$19.95
David Pickering’s The Auditorium Organ tells the story of Aeolian Skinner Opus 1309 in the Community of Christ Auditorium, formerly the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Independence, Missouri. Pickering's work vividly conveys the 42-year history of ambition and desire that led to the Aeolian-Skinner organ’s inaugural recital in 1959 and to its distinguished service in a variety of roles in the ensuing 54 years. One of the more frequently heard organs in the United States, the Auditorium Organ was featured in coast-to-coast radio broadcasts for 24 years. Pickering weaves a colorful historical narrative of one of the notable American Classic organs that survives to this day.