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'Spirit of Independence' Orchestrion Video
This instrument is for sale for $100K. If interested, contact John A Tuttle
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       Here, finally, is a (roughly) one-hour video of one of the finest orchestrions ever built. Boring-- it isn't! From any standpoint of either physical beauty, dazzling performances, innovative special lighting, or straightforward ease of tuning and maintainability, this instrument has few, if any, equals. Frankly, it is just amazing on this tape-- even more when viewing in person. It is probably the largest self-contained orchestrion ever built in the United States which operates without speakers or electronics effects, and uses strictly acoustic instrumentation. It is capable of playing either orchestrion rolls or MIDI files. (Samples - Click Here)
        In this presentation, you will see and hear SofI (the "Spirit of Independence") perform and in between songs Craig Brougher explains various aspects of the instrument and spices it all up with his own jocular style of Missouri humor.
        This is probably one of the most worthwhile DVD's you will ever own, and certainly one you will want to view again and again, to have on file for reference, as well as pure entertainment. You won't be disappointed! SofI (pronounced 'Sophie') has already set a new standard for the orchestrions to come, and has been honored by other experts in the field, such as George Bogatko and Stephen Kent Goodman as one of the finest instruments ever built -- in any age.

Spirit of Independence Recordings (RealAudio and MP3)
Arr. & Rec. by Craig Brougher - Brougher Restorations

"We are experimenting with MP3 files, trying to find a format that doesn't take too much time to download. You can play them on your RealPlayer. See what you think. Then write me -- Craig Brougher -- and give me your opinion. I would appreciate any comments you would offer. Also, if you would like to hear the complete song, then download the larger zip file and try it out. If you have any problems worth consideration, please share them with me. Thank you for your time."

Hi-Fidelity Sound Files
Danse Macabre MP3 File - (Snippet 458K)
Danse Macabre MP3 File - (Zip 3.4M)
Danse Macabre RealAudio File (Zip)
Chatanooga Choo Choo (with sound effects) - RealAudio File (Zip)
Tea for Two (with expression) - RealAudio File (Zip)
Harry James Medley - RealAudio File (Zip)

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