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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK]
1861 Hill organ at Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

The English Concerto

…history accords the ‘invention’ of the organ concerto to Handel, whose example inspired many more composers in his adopted homeland.

Audio 0807 Complete Show 1 hr 28 min

Audio 0807 Part 1 35:00
Audio 0807 Part 2 19:28
Audio 0807 Part 3 33:32

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 18, 2008

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Part 1

JOHN STANLEY [1712-1786]: Organ Concerto Number 1 in D, Opus 2 –Ensemble Pian e Forte; Antonio Frigé (1989 Klop positiv/Basilica Santa Maria della Passione, Milan, Italy) Nuova Era CD-7019

WILLIAM CROTCH [1775-1847]: Organ Concerto Number 2 in A –Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra, Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor; Andrew Lumsden (unidentified positiv) Unicorn-Kanchana 9126

Part 2

MATTHEW CAMIDGE [1774-1844]: Concerto Number 6 in c –Colin Wright (1769 Snetzler; 1995 Wood/Beverley Minster, England, UK) Priory PRCD810

JOHN STANLEY: Organ Concerto Number 3 in G, Opus 2 –Parley of Instruments; Roy Goodman, conductor; Paul Nicholson (1985 Goetze & Gwynn positiv) Hyperion CDA66338

Part 3

RICHARD POPPLEWELL: March, from Suite for Organ [1974]; Organ Concerto Number 2 in F –Ulster Orchestra, Sir David Willcocks, conductor; Jane Watts (1861 Hill, restored 1978 by Mander/Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK) Priory PRCD874

Filler –CROTCH: (see above)