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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1871 Henry Willis, 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison, 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK]
1871 Henry Willis, 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison, 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK

Pipes at the Proms

…performances from London’s celebrated Royal Albert Hall and its 9,999-pipe Willis-Mander organ, still the largest in England.

We apologize, but this week’s audio is no longer available per our agreement with the BBC which presented the concert in London.

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Music played in the program

EDWIN H. LEMARE: Concert Fantasia on British Themes, Opus 91 –Christopher Herrick; Hyperion CDA66258

SIR HUBERT PARRY: Toccata & Fugue, The WandererDame Gillian Weir; Priory PRCD859

J.S. BACH: Fugue in g, S. 578 –Virgil Fox; RCA 7736

MARCEL DUPRÉ: Symphony in g for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 25 –Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Jahja Ling, conductor; Michael Murray; Telarc CD-80136

SIGFRID KARG-ELERT: Valse Mignonne, Opus 142, number 2. HOWARD CABLE (arranged): The Brothers Gershwin medleySimon Preston; Signum 084

First built by Henry Willis in 1871, played by Bruckner and Saint-Saëns and for a brief time the largest in the world, the Royal Albert Hall pipe organ was revised by Harrison & Harrison from 1924 to 1934, and again revived and enhanced in 2002-2004, this time by Mander. Through all the years, this mighty instrument in this iconic auditorium has always thrilled the heart. Click for more information about the BBC Proms, Britain’s biggest music festival.

 

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