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Reginald Foort

Reginald John Foort (23 January 1893 – 22 May 1980) was a cinema organist and theatre organist. He was the first official BBC Staff Theatre Organist from 1936 to 1938, during which time he made 405 broadcasts on the organ at St George's Hall, Langham Place. 'Reggie' was a hugely popular broadcaster in his heyday in the late 1930s in Britain and later settled in the United States, where he similarly enjoyed an illustrious career performing and recording.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 23rd, 1893 (Daventry), Died May 22nd, 1980 (Pasadena)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: organ

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0E334 10-in. 1/20/1939 Finlandia Reginald Foort Organ solo instrumentalist, organ  
Gramophone 0ER333 10-in. 1/20/1939 Finlandia Reginald Foort Organ solo instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39586 10-in. 6/9/1935 Londonderry air Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39587 10-in. 6/9/1935 Second serenade Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39588 10-in. 6/9/1935 Reminiscences of Chopin, part 1 Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39589 10-in. 6/9/1935 Reminiscences of Chopin, part 2 Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39590 10-in. 6/9/1935 Handel's largo Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39591 10-in. 6/9/1935 The rosary Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39592 10-in. 6/10/1935 The lost chord Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39593 10-in. 6/10/1935 Lead kindly light Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39594 10-in. 6/10/1935 Beautiful isle of somewhere Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39595 10-in. 6/10/1935 The old rugged cross Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39596 10-in. 6/10/1935 Hungarian rhapsody No. 2 (Brahms), part 1 Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39597 10-in. 6/10/1935 Hungarian rhapsody No. 2 (Brahms), part 2 Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39600 10-in. 6/11/1935 Dead march in soul Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39601 10-in. 6/11/1935 Cavatina Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39602 10-in. 6/11/1935 In a monastery garden Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39603 10-in. 6/11/1935 Poet and Peasant overture, partl Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39604 10-in. 6/11/1935 Poet and Peasant overture, part 2 Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39609 10-in. 6/12/1935 A perfect day Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39610 10-in. 6/12/1935 When day is done Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39611 10-in. 6/12/1935 I love you truly Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39612 10-in. 6/12/1935 Oh promise me Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39613 10-in. 6/12/1935 Ave Maria Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
Decca 39618 10-in. 6/13/1935 Lead kindly light Reginald Foort instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Foort, Reginald," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107153.

Foort, Reginald. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107153.

"Foort, Reginald." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107153

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