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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1871 Willis-1933 Harrison-2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall][decorative stamp]
1871 Willis-1933 Harrison-2004 Mander at Royal Albert Hall

[Thierry Escaich][decorative stamp]
Thierry Escaich

Prom-inent Pipes

…classic repertoire, improvisations, and an unusual concerto provide opportunities for soloists on the mighty Royal Albert Hall organ at the BBC Proms in London.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1536 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1536 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582. JOHANNES BRAHMS: Prelude & Fugue in g, WoO 10. BRAHMS: Herzliebster Jesu, Op. 122, no. 2. ESCAICH: Chorale-Etude, Herzliebster Jesu. BRAHMS: Herzlich tut mich verlangen, Op. 122, no. 10. ESCAICH: Chorale-Etude, Herzlich tut mich verlangen. J. S. BACH: In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615. ESCAICH: Chorale-Etude, Nun freut euch, lieben Christen. ESCAICH: Improvisation-Prelude & Fugue on Jesu, meine FreudeThierry Escaich (1871 Willis-1933 Harrison-2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall) BBC Proms (r. 8/23/15)

Filler – BACH: Passacaglia (see above)

Hour 2

JÓN LEIFS: Organ Concerto, Op. 7 (1930). HAFLIOI HALGRIMSSON: Michelangelo Sonnet 78 (organ solo) –BBC Symphony Orchestra/Sakari Oramo, conductor; Stephen Farr (1871 Willis-1933 Harrison-2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall) BBC Proms (r. 8/21/15)

BACH (attrib.): Christ ist erstanden. ESCAICH: Chorale-Etude,Christ ist erstanden. ESCAICH: Improvisation-Fantasy on themes from Bach’s St. Matthew PassionThierry Escaich (1871 Willis-1933 Harrison-2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall) BBC Proms (r. 8/23/15)

Filler –BACH: In Dir ist Freude (see above)


Music and presentation today is the happy result of a collegial relationship between American Public Media and the British Broadcasting Corporation. The performances were drawn from Proms Programs 47 and 52 in the extensive 2015 Proms schedule. Find more information about the BBC Proms season, and access dozens of additional concerts for online listening, at http://www.bbc.co.uk/proms.

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