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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Another Prom Date

…we revisit Londonís celebrated Royal Albert Hall for a performance from the immensely popular BBC Proms 2018 season.

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1832 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1832 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR:  Toccata, fr Symphony No. 5.  CÉSAR FRANCK:  Pièce héroique.  GABRIEL FAURÉ (arr. Apkalna):  Pavane.  J. S. BACH:  Pièce d’orgue, or Fantasy in G, BWV 572.  GEORGE THALBEN-BALL:  Variations on a Theme by Paganini (Study for the Pedals).  THERRY ESCAICH:  Deux Évocations --Iveta Aplakna (r. 7/22/2018)

The featured instrument, second-largest in the United Kingdom, was built by Henry Willis in 1871.  Additions and renovations by the firms of Harrison & Harrison and N. P. Mander have brought the original 111-stop specification to today’s total of 147 stops and 9997 pipes.

Hour 2

MARIUS MONNIKENDAM:  Toccata –Christopher Herrick (Hypterion 66121)

GIOVANNI MORAND (trans. Best):  Bell Rondo.  JOHN IRELAND:  The Holy Boy.  GABRIEL PIERNÉ (trans. Wier):  Marche des Petits Soldats de Plomb –Thomas Trotter (Regent 323)

EDWIN H. LEMARE:  Andantino in D-flat –Harold Britton (ASV 6028)

MARCEL DUPRÉ:  Symphony in g for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 25 –Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Jahja Ling; Michael Murray (Telarc 80136)


APOBAPIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation. Additional support comes from Berghaus Organ Company, Inc. of Bellwood, IL, and Bond Organ Builders of Champaign, IL, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.

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