Creating filtered version of banner image.

Music

Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 [The Great Organs at First Church - Bach 333]

by Christoph Bull

Released 2018
C Bull Run Music
Released 2018
C Bull Run Music
One of Johann Sebastian Bach's most joyful and exuberant organ pieces, recorded here to celebrate his 333rd birthday.
NOTES
A note from Christoph:

Johann Sebastian Bach was into numbers and often incorporated numerology into his music. The number 3 is of special importance since it symbolizes the Holy Trinity (Father-Mother, Son, Holy Spirit).

When I realized that the 333rd anniversary of Bach's birth was coming up in 2018, I decided to record a number of Bach's organ compositions to celebrate the occasion. For the first one - released on his birthday on March 21 - I chose …
Read more

Reflections on Election 11/9

by Christoph Bull

Released 2017
C Bull Run Music
Released 2017
C Bull Run Music
Improvisatory musical reflections on the U.S. General Election of 2016, performed on The Great Organs at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.
NOTES
A note from Christoph Bull:
"I first performed this organ improvisation on the Sunday after the U.S. General Election that took place on 11/8/16, with the final results emerging on 11/9/16. In the music you can hear feelings of sadness, upheaval and concern, but also of optimism and hope. I revisited this improvisation at the occasion of Inauguration Day on January 20, 2017, recording it a few days earlier on January 16, 2017 (quite fittingly Martin Luther King Day), on …
Read more

organica 3

by Christoph Bull

Released 2017
C Bull Run Music
Released 2017
C Bull Run Music
Organ music from Bach to Billy Joel, classical to cinematic, spiritual to improvisational.
NOTES
Notes Second Edition 2016:
This is the second edition of 'organica 3'. The reissued album consists of the same playlist from the original recording sessions. The artwork is original too, but it was adapted for DigiPak instead of jewel case CDs. Improvements were made in some of the edits and all tracks were remastered. This work took place in September of 2016.

---

Original Album Notes from the First Edition in 2007:

When I made organica 3, the number 3 …
Read more

Ali Ali Ali

by Christoph Bull

Released 2016
C Bull Run Music
Released 2016
C Bull Run Music
An original tribute song to Muhammad Ali in the style of John-Lennon-meets-George-Clinton and featuring Ali in his own words.
NOTES
Composer, Vocals, Accordion, Programming: Christoph Bull
Guitar: Ricky Rouse
Recording Engineer: Paul Moser
Mixing Engineer: Rafa Sardina

© 2016 C Bull Run Music.
Use by permission only.
Contact: www.christophbull.com

Lyrics by Christoph Bull:

Once upon a time we still had a king
The best show ever in and out of the ring
Rope-a-dope and Ali shuffle put the magic in the scuffle
Louisville Lip
Ever so hip
A man who stood up for what he …
Read more

Nothing Compares 2 U / Purple Rain (Pipe Organ Version) [Live]

by Christoph Bull

Released 2016
C Bull Run Music
Released 2016
C Bull Run Music
This is a live pipe organ arrangement of two classic Prince songs created by Christoph Bull at the end of his April 24, 2016, organ prelude on the massive pipe organ at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles.
NOTES
Christoph Bull likes rock music, organ music and rocking organ music. This improvisational, beautiful and powerful live mash-up of Prince's classics "Nothing Compares 2 U" and "Purple Rain", performed on the world-renowned pipe organ at First Congregational Church in Los Angeles, is an example for his penchant for crossing genres and performing eclectic styles of music at unexpected venues. This tribute to Prince comes from the heart and pays respect to one of the greatest and …
Read more

The Times They Are a-Changin' (12-21-12) [End of Times Version]

by Christoph Bull

Released 2012
C Bull Run Music
Released 2012
C Bull Run Music
A fresh and raw piano-vocals-only version of Bob Dylan's classic, recorded on 12-12-12 at Capitol Records in Hollywood, released on 12-21-12, just in time for the end of times [Explicit Version].
NOTES
Christoph Bull is an organist, pianist, vocalist, and composer. He has performed in Europe, the United States, Russia, and India, at venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York, the Catholic Cathedrals of Moscow, Salzburg, and Saint-Denis, as well as rock clubs such as the Viper Room, the Roxy, and the Whisky in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music …
Read more

The Times They Are a-Changin' (12-21-12) [End of Times Version]

by Christoph Bull

Released 2012
C Bull Run Music
Released 2012
C Bull Run Music
A fresh and raw piano-vocals-only version of Bob Dylan's classic, recorded on 12-12-12 at Capitol Records in Hollywood, released on 12-21-12, just in time for the end of times [Clean Version].
NOTES
Christoph Bull is an organist, pianist, vocalist, and composer. He has performed in Europe, the United States, Russia, and India, at venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York, the Catholic Cathedrals of Moscow, Salzburg, and Saint-Denis, as well as rock clubs such as the Viper Room, the Roxy, and the Whisky in Los Angeles. He has collaborated with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music …
Read more

First & Grand

by Christoph Bull

Released 2010
C Bull Run Music
Released 2010
C Bull Run Music
The premiere recording of the one-of-a-kind pipe organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles with music that's as trailblazing and forward-looking as the instrument itself.
NOTES
Below please find listeners comments + interesting background info about how this record came about.

Comments:

Wonderful, wonderful. The organ sounds incredible, the recording is superb. A self-produced album with the quality of the biggest record company.
– David Muller

WOW!!!!!!! Three works of art, The Organ, The Disney Hall and Christoph Bull. I was particularly interested in hearing the CD, because I knew one of the architects who worked for Frank Gehry, in constructing the facility. . . .

Read more

A Day In the Life - Single

by Christoph Bull

Released 2010
C Bull Run Music
Released 2010
C Bull Run Music
This is a fresh classical-meets-rock pipe-organ-with-vocals version of the Beatles classic "A Day In The Life" by Christoph Bull – an alternate track from his premiere recording sessions of the one-of-a-kind Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ in L.A.
NOTES
This is a new take on the epic closing track on the Beatles 1967 masterpiece album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by organist/vocalist Christoph Bull.
The organ part was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Fred Vogler on the Glatter-Götz/Rosales pipe organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, an instrument whose one-of-a-kind façade was co-designed by architect Frank Gehry. The vocals were recorded with a classic Neumann U47 microphone by engineer …
Read more

Retrové - Single

by Christoph Bull

Released 2010
Released 2010
Early 14th-century medieval keyboard piece meets Hard Rock and Techno on a roaring pipe organ.
NOTES
“Retrové”, also known as “Organ Estampie”, is from the 14th century Robertsbridge fragment. One of the earliest extant organ compositions, it is included early on in The Historical Anthology of Music (Harvard University Press). I expanded this piece, emphasizing the dance character of the estampie genre, adding a Pedal part and techno-influenced off-beat eighth notes, as well as adapting the form to a Verse-Refrain-type structure and employing vast crescendos unique to the pipe organ. This …
Read more

Old School

by Christoph Bull

Released 2005
C Bull Run Music
Released 2005
C Bull Run Music
John Lennon meets Elliott Smith: twelve original songs by pianist/vocalist Christoph Bull plus covers of “Norwegian Wood” and “The Times They Are A Changin’”, recorded “old school” style, live with real instruments.
NOTES
About this album:

The concept of the "Old School" album was to record quality songs with quality musicians in a musical way: not in endless overdubs, but live. The basic band tracks were recorded in three days; vocals, harmony vocals, guitar solos, brass and strings were added later. On this album, no synthesizers and samplers were used or abused.
Most of the tracks on this album are original compositions by pianist/singer Christoph Bull. The …
Read more

organica

by Christoph Bull

Released 2005
C Bull Run Music
Released 2005
C Bull Run Music
Classical meets electronica: organist Christoph Bull and electronic musician Steve Nalepa take you on a journey from the Baroque to the Future on the only album in the world that has both the “Toccata in D minor” and the “Oompah-Loompah Song" on it.
NOTES
About this album:

'organica' features Christoph Bull on the pipe organ, piano, and other instruments with black-and-white keys. Co-produced by Dr Bull and electronic musician Steve Nalepa, it crosses over from Johann Sebastian Bach to Cole Porter, and from traditional classical to experimental electronica.

Comments:

"Christoph Bull brings 1960’s cool to the organ."
(L.A. Times)

"It moves Bach into the 21st Century in a nice way. I have always thought of Bach an innovative …
Read more

License to Chill

by Washington/Bull

Released 2008
Released 2008
Soundtrack, Electronic, Trip-Hop, Dance + Classical Flavoring.
NOTES
Music from and inspired by the James Bond movies.

This CD was produced and performed by Christoph Bull (piano, accordion, keyboards, vocals, and programming) and Larry Washington (drums, percussion, and programming).
Plus: guest performances by Lori Lynner, Valerie Peterson, Angela Carol Brown, Susana Deniz, Val Young, Slick Tricky, Mike Fonte, Tahitia Hicks, and Shark.

Stylistically, the album ranges from soundtrack, spy music and spoken word to trip-hop, hip-hop and dance, with a classical flavor.

The …
Read more