Kenneth Udy: Alexander Schreiner -- The California Years

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This is the first biography on the early career of the Salt Lake Tabernacle organist Alexander Schreiner (1901-1987). It is a fascinating look at the young German immigrant, who, in the 1920s and ‘30s, laid the foundation of his stellar career in Southern California. His began as a theatre organist in 1917 in Salt Lake City, where his family had moved from Nürnberg, Germany, in 1912 as members of the Mormon church. The book traces his career and the instruments he played in churches and theatres thereafter, especially in California where his reputation soared. He became organist of the Mormon Tabernacle in 1939, playing the Austin, later the Aeolian-Skinner, on the weekly, nationwide, radio broadcast that made him a “star.” Compiled here are the works he played and when he played them, a study of his programming of recitals, his program notes on most of his organ repertoire and in works for organ and other instruments. 188 pages, softbound

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