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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

From the BBC Proms

…music featuring the mighty and historic Willis-Harrison-Mander pipe organ (once the world’s largest!) as recently recorded at London’s landmark Royal Albert Hall.

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

Audio 1034 Complete Show 1 hr 58 min

Audio 1034 Hour 1 59:00 min

Audio 1034 Hour 2 59:00 min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

RICHARD WAGNER (arranged by Edwin H. Lemare): The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Overture

RICHARD WAGNER (arranged Edwin H. Lemare): Tannhäuser Overture

WAYNE MARSHALL: Improvisation on Themes from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde

WAYNE MARSHALL-RICHARD WAGNER: Fantasy-Improvisation on Ride of the Valkyries

Wayne Marshall, organ; BBC Prom 20 Concert - August 1, 2010

Filler –RICHARD WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries

Hour 2

J.S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645

J.S. BACH (arranged Stainton Taylor): Schafe können sicher weiden [Sheep may safely graze], from Cantata Number 208

J.S. BACH (arranged David Briggs): Orchestral Suite Number 3 in D, BWV 1068

David Briggs, organ; BBC Prom 38 Concert - August 14, 2010

Filler –RICHARD WAGNER: Meistersinger Overture (see above)

The Summer Proms Concerts at Royal Albert Hall are a high-water-mark in the cultural season. These concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation on August 14, 2010 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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