The Ex. Bressingham Voigt Fairground Organ

  • Published on:  9/16/2021
  • "Stars and Stripes Forever"
    This recording was made in 1973 at Bressingham when the organ was in the ownership of the Bloom family, it was made in 1930 for Hans konrad and made its first appearance at the Munich Octoberfest of that year. The organ was then sold at the start of the war to a buyer in Austria, Hans Konrad hoping the Voigt would be safe there. After the war the organ played in a park in Prague for many years before eventualy being imported to England. The Bloom family purchased the organ at a dealers in Yorkshire (after it had had 3 owners in about 2 years).
    I can remember that when the organ arrived at Bressingham there was very little playable music with it and Flora Bloom went to see Heinrich Voigt in Germany to purchase more music rolls. The bandmaster was also supplied by Heinrich Voigt for Mrs. Bloom, who described him as a "charming man"
    The younger generation will know the sounds of this organ from the game "Rollercoaster Tycoon"
    The organ is now restored and playing beautiful, owned by my friend Herman Riddering of Garmerwolde, Nederlands.