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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[Thomas Trotter] [decorative stamp]
Thomas Trotter

[1834-2007 Hill-Willis-Mander organ at Town Hall, Birmingham, UK] [decorative stamp]
1834-2007 Hill-Willis-Mander organ at Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

[1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK] [decorative stamp]
1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

[2010 Schantz organ at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota] [decorative stamp]
2010 Schantz organ at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota

[1977 Klais organ at Ingolstadt Münster, Germany] [decorative stamp]
1977 Klais organ at Ingolstadt Münster, Germany

Thomas Trotter!

…performances by and conversation with England's premiere Town Hall Organist, king of the Hill (organ) in Birmingham.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1308 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1308 Hour 2 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of February 25, 2013

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

W. T. BEST: Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March (Men of Harlech) –Thomas Trotter (1834-2007 Hill-Willis-Mander/Town Hall, Birmingham) Regent 265

MICHAEL FESTING (arr. Thalben-Ball): Allegro, Aria and Variations –Thomas Trotter (1834-2007 Hill-Willis-Mander, Town Hall, Birmingham) Regent DVD-001

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Sketches in c, Op. 58, nos. 1 –Thomas Trotter (1855 Ladegast/Merseburg Cathedral, Germany) Regent 347

ISAAC FLAGLER: Variations on an American Air (Old Folks at Home) –Thomas Trotter (1871-2004 Willis-Harrison-Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London) Regent 322

JOHN STANLEY: Voluntary in D, Op. 6, no. 6. CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Allegro (Variations), fr Organ Symphony No. 5, Op. 42, no. 1 –Thomas Trotter (2010 Schantz/Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r.4/17/2012)

Hour 2

C.P.E. BACH: Prelude in D –Thomas Trotter (Mittenreiter/Flentrop/School Hall, Eton College, England) Regent 314

JEHAN ALAIN: Scherzo & Choral, fr Suite –Thomas Trotter (1983 van den Heuvel/Nieuwe Kerk, Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands) Argo 430.833

FRANZ LISZT (arr. Schaab): Orpheus (symphonic poem) –Thomas Trotter (1977 Klais/Ingolstadt Münster, Germany) Argo 430.244

GIOACHINO ROSSINI (arr. Lemare): William Tell Overture. MADELEINE DRING: Caribbean Dance –Thomas Trotter (2010 Schantz/Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN) Pipedreams Archive (r.4/17/2012)


Thomas Trotter performs on February 18 for the NYCAGO as "International Organist of the Year". His other American recitals this season bring him to Laurel, Mississippi (March 3), Atlanta, Georgia (March 5) and Philadelphia's Verizon Hall (March 9). Hear him if you can!