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Carlo Curley

org, 1952-2012 US
Musician of Classical

Carlo James Curley (August 24, 1952 – August 11, 2012) was an American classical concert organist.Curley was born into a musical family in Monroe, North Carolina, USA, and attended the North Carolina School of the Arts. He subsequently studied with Virgil Fox, Robert Elmore, George Thalben-Ball and Arthur Poister. His long-time friend and confidant Robert Noehren was another noted influence. Curley developed his performance style in the manner of Virgil Fox, with respect to popularising classical organ music popular to a wider audience, which included his arrangements and transcriptions of pieces from other classical genres.

        
Instruments
  • Organ
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Classical
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Toccata on Ultimate Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 on The Emperor's Fanfare by Carlo Curley
Organ Concerto No.5 in F, Op.4 No.5: 2. Allegro (Arr. Curley) on The World of Carlo Curley by Carlo Curley
Orgelstück (Fantasia) für eine Uhr in F minor, K.608 on The World of Carlo Curley by Carlo Curley
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "The Little" on Ultimate Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 ('Sleepers, Awake') on Ultimate Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists
Sonata on the First Tone on The World of Carlo Curley by Carlo Curley
Suite gothique, Op.25: 4. Toccata on The World of Carlo Curley by Carlo Curley
Vocalise, Op.34, No.14 (Arr. Bird) on The World of Carlo Curley by Carlo Curley
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565: Fugue on Ultimate Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach & Various Artists

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Best Of OrgelCarlo Curley, Peter Hurford, Simon Preston, Karl Richter, Helmut Walcha2004Compil.
Toccata: Organ FavouritesCarlo Curley1998Compil.
Plays Allen Organs At St. Albans AbbeyCarlo Curley1997Album
Dueling OrgansLyn Larsen, Carlo Curley1997Album
The World Of Carlo Curley - Great Organ FavouritesCarlo Curley1994Album
Organ FantasiaCharles-Marie Widor, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Gustav Holst, Ludwig van Beethoven, César Franck - Carlo Curley1993Album
Favourite Organ WorksCarlo Curley, Johann Sebastian Bach1992Album
Carlo Curley And The Allen Digital Computer OrganCarlo Curley1991Album
Joy To The WorldRobert Vickery, Philip Brunelle, Carlo Curley1991Compil.
The Emperor's FanfareJohann Sebastian Bach, Richard Wagner, Franz Schubert, Tomaso Albinoni, Carlo Curley1990Album
Carlo Curley Live! At Royal Festival HallCarlo Curley1987Album
Plays Popular Organ Pieces By Bach, Mozart, Widor, Clarke & PierneCarlo Curley1984Album
Carlo Curley Plays The Popular J.S.BachCarlo Curley1982Album
J.S.Bach Organ MusicCarlo Curley1981Album
Concert CuriosCarlo Curley1980Compil.
Goes DigitalCarlo Curley1979Album
The Sensational Carlo Curley Plays Organ ClassicsCarlo Curley1979Album
Virtuoso French Organ MusicCarlo Curley1979Album
Carlo Curley Plays The Allen Digital Computer Organ At Alexandra Palace, LondonCarlo Curley1979Album
Carlo Curley Plays BachCarlo Curley1978Album
Organ FavoritesCarlo Curley1977Album
Carlo Curley Plays Charles-Marie Widor - Organ Symphony Number Six In G Minor, Opus 42Carlo Curley - Charles-Marie Widor1977Album
Organ Spectacular - Carlo Curley At Alexandra PalaceCarlo Curley1977Album
Carlo Curley Plays His Multi-Media Digital ComputerCarlo Curley1976Album
RMI Harmonic Synthesizer And Keyboard ComputerClark Ferguson / Mike Mandel / Carlo Curley1974Album
Principals UnchainedCarlo Curley1974Album
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