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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Organs Down Under

…a glimpse at the Australian scene through recordings of several famous (and large) instruments, plus new-music performances (and commentary) by Ralph Morton.

Program Broadcast dates:

•August 21, 1989 as Show #8934

•October 2, 1995 as Show #9540

 

Audio 88 Min

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

J.S. BACH: Toccata in d, S. 565. HENRY PURCELL: Trumpet Tune in D –Peter Hurford (1979 Sharp/Opera House, Sydney, Australia) London/Decca 425 013

JOSEPH BONNET: Concert Variations –Robert Ampt (1890 Hill/Town Hall, Sydney, Australia) Woodward MW-942

JOSEPH BONNET: Romance sans paroles. ARTHUR WILLS: Fanfare –Michael Dudman (1963 Walker/Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, Australia) Chartreuse RICS-78201

JOHANN PACHELBEL: Partita, What God does is done wellDouglas Lawrence (1980 Ahrend/Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University, Clayton, VIC, Australia) Move Digital 3036

LARRY SITSKY: Satan's Treasures [after Jean Belville] and Beata Beatrix [after Dante Gabriel Rossetti], from Seven Meditations on Symbolist Art –Ralph Morton (1976 Hill, Norman & Beard/St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia) Anthology of Australian Music CD-8 (Canberra School of Music, GPO Box 804, Canberra ACT, 2601 Australia)

JEAN-FRANÇOIS DANDRIEU: 2 Noëls –David Rumsey (1981 Letourneau/St. Alban's Church, Epping, England, UK) Music Broadcasting Society, CD-12

J.S. BACH: 3 Chorale-preludes: God alone on high, S.716; Jesu, joy of man's desiring, S. 147; Beloved art thou, Jesus, S. 723 –Peter Hurford (1979 Sharp/Opera House, Sydney, Australia) London/Decca 425 013

STEPHEN LEEK: At Times, Stillness –Ralph Morton (1976 Hill, Norman & Beard/St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia) Anthology of Australian Music CD-8

HERBERT MURRILL: CarillonPeter Hurford (1979 Sharp/Opera House, Sydney, Australia) London/Decca 425 013

 

The number of Australian organ recordings available in this country is not overly large. Should you wish more information write to: Move Records, Box 266, Carlton South 3053, Australia.

 

 

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