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Classical 05/12/2005

Holiday Organ Concerts Feature THE NUTCRACKER SUITE transcribed by Organist Keith Thompson in SF December 10, 11 and 24

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Tower Records Classical Annex) - Keith Thompson will play Holiday favorites of Mulet, Purvis, Bach, Delius and Tchaikovsky on the Skinner Symphonic Pipe Organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA on December 10, 11 and Christmas eve, December 24, 2005, Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, ( announced today.

The concerts, at 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday, are free after paid admission to the Museum. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor is located at 34th and Clement, Lincoln Park San Francisco, CA 94121. Maintenance of the organ and the recital series are supported by the Bradley Trust.

The program opens with "Carillon-Sortie," by Henri Mulet, "Greensleeves" arranged by Richard Purvis and "Sheep May Safely Graze" from Cantata No 208 of J. S. Bach, arranged by Virgil Fox. These selections, included in Keith Thompson's "A King's Christmas," CD are available for downloading from Apple iTunes, Napster, Virgin Digital and other digital downloading sites. The first program section concludes with "Sleigh Ride" by Frederick Delius.

Keith Thompson concludes the holiday program with his own original transcriptions of the seasonal favorite, "THE NUTCRACKER SUITE" of Peter I. Tchaikovsky, including, Miniature Overture, March, Dance of the Candy Fairy, Russian Dance, "Trepak," Arab Dance, Dance of the Reed-Flutes, and the Waltz of the Flowers.

Keith Thompson's recordings, "A King's Christmas," "HymnProvisations" and "Organ Fireworks" are available through,, and

His CD's are available internationally for digital download through Apple iTunes web stores which recently added Japan and Australia.

The packaged CD's are now also available at Tower Records Classical Annex, Bay and Columbus, San Francisco, CA 94133.
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