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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[1871 Henry Willis, 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison, 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK][decorative stamp]
1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

More from the BBC Proms

…soloists Thierry Escaich, David Goode and Thomas Trotter preside over England’s grandest concert organ in performances from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

THIERRY ESCAICH: Overture in Baroque Style, improvisation.

J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659.

THIERRY ESCAICH: Evocation III on a Theme of Bach.

CÉSAR FRANCK: Choral Number 2 in b. FRANZ LISZT: Adagio, Consolation Number 4 in D-flat.

THIERRY ESCAICH: Triptych on Themes of Franz Liszt, improvisation
Thierry Escaich, organ. BBC Prom 66 recorded September 4, 2011

Filler –Gabriel PIERNÉ: March of the Little Lead SoldiersThomas Trotter, organ. Regent 322

Hour 2

MAX REGER: Chorale-prelude, Jauchzet, Erd’ und Himmel, Opus 65, number 15 –Thierry Escaich, organ. BBC Prom 66 recorded September 4, 2011

MICHAEL BERKELEY: Organ ConcertoBBC National Orchestra of Wales, Jac van Steen, conductor; David Goode, organ. BBC Prom 65 recorded September 3, 2011

JULIUS BENEDICT (transcribed by Best): Marche des templiers. JOHN IRELAND: Capriccio. WILLIAM THOMAS BEST: Introduction, Variations and Finale on God Save the QueenThomas Trotter, organ. Regent 322

Filler –JOHN IRELAND: Capriccio (see above)


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