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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1926 Henry Willis and Sons organ at Liverpool Cathedral, England, UK]
1926 Henry Willis & Sons organ at Liverpool Cathedral, England, UK

The Liverpool Sound

…you can’t beat the sonorous supremacy of the famous Willis and Walker pipe organs in this famous-for-its-music city.

Audio 0924 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 0924 Hour 1 59:00
Audio 0924 Hour 2 59:00

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of June 15, 2009

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

G.F. HANDEL (arranged by Goss-Custard): Overture to The Occasional OratorioIan Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory DVD-1

LOUIS-JAMES-ALFRED LEFÉBURE-WÉLY: Offertoire, Number 27 from L’Organiste ModerneRichard Lea (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD862

G.F. HANDEL (arranged by William Thomas Best): See the conquering hero comes, from Judas Maccabeus. SAMUEL SEBASTIAN WESLEY: Andante Cantabile in G. G.F. HANDEL (arranged by Christopher Dearnley): Finale, from Organ Concerto in G, Opus 4, number 1 –Christopher Dearnley (1855 Henry Willis/St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD6008

ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Pastorale, from Organ Symphony Number 1 in d, Opus 42 –BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Ian Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Chandos CD-9271

CHARLES TOURNEMIRE: Communion & Postlude, from L’Orgue Mystique, Suite Number 24, Ascension Sunday –Flor Peeters (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD931

Filler –GIUSEPPE VERDI: Triumphal March, from Aida (see Priory DVD-1 above)

Hour 2

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Te DeumLiverpool Cathedral Choir, Ronald Woan, conductor; Noel Rawsthorne (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD100

ELISABETH TRUSTAM: Pastorale InterludeRichard Lea (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD871

WILLIAM MATHIAS: InvocationsNoel Rawsthorne (1967 J.W. Walker/Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, England, UK) Priory PRCD931

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Symphony Number 3 for Organ and Orchestra, Opus 69 –BBC Philharmonic, Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Ian Tracey (1926 Henry Willis & Sons/Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool, England, UK) Chandos CD-9785

Filler –G.F. HANDEL: Overture from The Occasional Oratorio (see above)