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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 1884 (Antwerp), Died April 13, 1973 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1925 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: pipe organ, arranger, organ

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

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-31 of 31 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-022360 12-in. 5/8/1938 Prelude and Fugue in A minor Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-022361 10-in. 5/8/1938 Evening star Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo arranger, instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-022362 10-in. 5/8/1938 Serenade Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-022363 10-in. 5/8/1938 Largo Charles M. Courboin Pipe organ solo arranger, instrumentalist, pipe organ  
Victor BS-067836 10-in. 9/13/1941 The Lord's prayer Charles M. Courboin ; Helen Traubel Soprano vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
Victor BS-067837 10-in. 9/13/1941 Abide with me Charles M. Courboin ; Helen Traubel Soprano vocal solo, with organ instrumentalist, organ  
(Results 26-31 of 31 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Courboin, Charles M.," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109428.

Courboin, Charles M.. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109428.

"Courboin, Charles M.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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