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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 (I)

…courtesy of the BBC, these performances come direct from this summer’s festival season at the Royal Albert Hall, London’s premier gathering place for classical music.

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

Audio 1 hr 58 min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Organ Sonata Number 1 in G, Opus 28. EDWARD MacDOWELL: To a wild rose, Opus 51, number 1. PETER DICKINSON: Blue Rose VariationsDavid Titterington, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 25, 2009

MARCEL LANQUETUIT: Toccata in D –Dame Gillian Weir, organ, recorded in 2004 shortly after Mander’s restoration of the instrument, Priory PRCD859

Filler –DEREK BOURGEOIS: Serenade –Christopher Herrick, Hyperion CDA66255

Hour 2

JOHN COOK: Fanfare –Dame Gillian Weir, organ, recorded in 2004 shortly after Mander’s restoration of the instrument, Priory PRCD859

JUDITH WEIR: Ascending into HeavenChoirs of King’s College and St. John’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Thomas Trotter, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony Number 3 in c, Opus 78, OrganBBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Thomas Trotter, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

Filler –TRADITIONAL: (arranged by David Willcocks): God save the Queen; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

These concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation on July 22 & 25, 2009 in Royal Albert Hall and are made available through the European Broadcasting Union.

The Mander organ company completed its restoration of the hall’s heroic 1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK in 2004 and with 9997 pipes, it is the largest concert hall instrument in England.

 

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