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Charles M. Courboin

Charles Marie Courboin (1884–1973) was a Belgian–American organ virtuoso who enjoyed popularity during the 1920s. During this time he was engaged by department store magnate Rodman Wanamaker to oversee the second enlargement of the Wanamaker Organ. He added the huge string and orchestral sections bringing it to 461 ranks and 28,482 pipes. He also served as Director of Music for St. Patrick Cathedral, New York City from 1943 until his retirement in 1968.

Birth and Death Data: Born April 2nd, 1884 (Antwerp), Died April 13th, 1973 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: pipe organ, arranger

Notes: Sometimes credited as Dr. Charles M. Courboin.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-30775 12-in. 1/6/1925 Song of the basket weaver Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor C-30776 12-in. 1/8/1925 Ave Maria Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor C-31664 12-in. 1/12/1925 Air [for] G string Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor C-31665 12-in. 1/14/1925 Largo Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor C-31666 12-in. 1/14/1925 Hallelujah chorus Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor B-31667 10-in. 1/14/1925 Invocation Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04004 12-in. 1/10/1937 Abendlied Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor CS-04005 12-in. 1/10/1937 Sonatina Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04006 12-in. 1/10/1937 Aria Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor CS-04007 12-in. 1/10/1937 Ave Maria Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ, arranger  
Victor CS-04008 12-in. 1/10/1937 Song of the basket weaver Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04009 12-in. 1/10/1937 Berceuse Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04010 12-in. 1/10/1937 Choral prelude : Christ lag in Todesbanden Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04011 12-in. 1/10/1937 Grand pièce symphonique : Andante Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04012 12-in. 1/10/1937 The Passion of our Lord according to St. Matthew : Finale Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04013 12-in. 1/10/1937 The Passion of our Lord according to St. Matthew : Finale Charles M. Courboin Organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04014 12-in. 1/10/1937 Passacaglia in C minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04015 12-in. 1/10/1937 Passacaglia in C minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04016 12-in. 1/10/1937 Passacaglia in C minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04017 12-in. 1/10/1937 Toccata and fugue in D minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-04018 12-in. 1/10/1937 Toccata and fugue in D minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-07585 12-in. 4/18/1937 Chorale prelude, "Fervent is my longing" Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-07586 12-in. 4/18/1937 Invocation Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-07587 12-in. 4/18/1937 Passacaglia in C minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor CS-022359 12-in. 5/8/1938 Prelude and Fugue in A minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
(Results 1-25 of 29 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Courboin, Charles M.," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109428.

Courboin, Charles M.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109428.

"Courboin, Charles M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109428

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