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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2010 Klais/Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand][decorative stamp]
2010 Klais at Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand

[1834 Hill-2007 Mander/Birmingham Town Hall, England][decorative stamp]
1834 Hill–2007 Mander at Birmingham Town Hall, England

[1930 Hill, Norman & Beard/Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand][decorative stamp]
1930 Hill, Norman & Beard at Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand

[1872 Hill-2000 Schantz/Melbourne Town Hall][decorative stamp]
1872 Hill–2000 Schantz at Melbourne Town Hall

[1890 Hill/Sydney Town Hall, Australia][decorative stamp]
1890 Hill at Sydney Town Hall, Australia

Town Hall Treasures

…the tradition of grand pipe organs in civic halls seems to have been an English invention, one carried on successfully throughout the Empire and still maintained…and emulated…today.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1541 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1541 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

W.T. BEST: Variations on God Save the QueenRobert Ampt (1890 Hill/Sydney Town Hall, Australia) Move 3148

MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (trans. Goss-Custard):  Romance sans paroles, Op. 77, no. 3 –David Drury (1890 Hill/Sydney Town Hall, Australia) ABC Classics 432 527–2

HENRY SMART: Festive March in D. WILLIAM FAULKES: Cantilene PastoraleKemp English (1930 Hill, Norman & Beard/Dunedin Town Hall, New Zealand) Manu Plus 5009

EDWARD BAIRSTOW: Blessed city, heavenly Salem –Musica Sacra; Viva Voce; The Graduate Choir, NZ/Terence Maskell, conductor; Indra Hughes (2010 Klais/Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand) Atoll 117

PHILIP PLAISTED: Grand March . G. F. HANDEL: Minuet, fr BereniceThomas Heywood (1872 Hill-2000 Schantz/Melbourne Town Hall, Australia) Pro Organo 7257

KALEVI KIVINIEMI: Waltzing Matilda Suite –Kalevi Kiviniemi (1872 Hill-2000 Schantz/Melbourne Town Hall) Fuga 9196

Hour 2

KARL JENKINS: Celebratio. HANDEL: Overture to the Occasional OratorioMartin Setchell (1997 Rieger/Christchurch Town Hall, New Zealand) Priory 1031

ALBERT KETELBEY (trans. Sellars): Bells across the meadows. ERIC COATES (trans. Trotter): Youth of Britain March –Thomas Trotter (1834 Hill-2007 Mander/Birmingham Town Hall, England) Regent DVD 001

CHARLES GOUNOD: Funeral March of a MarionetteJonathan Scott (1913 Binns-1979 Walker/ Rochdale Town Hall, England) Scott Brothers Duo 007

LOUIS VIERNE: MeditationDavid Briggs (1855-1931 Willis/St. George’s Hall, Liverpool, England) Priory 284

MATTHIAS NAGEL: Jazz Variations on Gib uns FriedensJohn Kitchen (1914 Hill, Norman & Beard-2003 Harrison/Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland) Priory 858

JOHN IRELAND: Sursum corda. WILLIAM WALTON (trans. McKie): Orb & Sceptre March –Roger Fisher 1911 Foster & Andrews-1991 Rushworth & Dreaper/Hull City Hall, England) Amphion 196

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