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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

1871 Henry Willis; 1933 Harrison; 2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London, England, UK

At the Proms 2019

…Notre Dame Cathedral organist Olivier Latry and Leipzig Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

ARAM KHACHATURIAN (trans. Kiviniemi):  Sabre Dance, fr GayaneMANUEL de FALLA (trans. Latry):  Ritual Fire Dance LUDWIG van BEETHOVENAdagio in FJ. S. BACHToccata & Fugue in d, BWV 565. CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (trans. Lemare):  Danse macabre.  OLIVIER LATRY:  Improvisation.  LÉON BOËLLMANNToccata, fr, Suite Gothique.Olivier Latry, soloist (r. 8/4/19)

Filler — MENDELSSOHN (trans. Best): War March of the Priests —Thomas Trotter (REGCD322)

Hour 2

EUGENE GIGOUTAir célebre de la Penecote (after Bach). FRANZ LISZT (arr. Guillou):  Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-HCHARLES-MARIE WIDORMarch of the Night Watchman, fr Bach’s MementoOlivier Latry, soloist (r. 8/4/19)

BACHFantasy in g, BWV 542BACH (trans. Schmidt-Mannheim):  Jesu, bleibet meine Freude, fr Cantata BWV 147BACHPrelude in E-flat, BWV 552/1BACHWachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645BACHFugue in E-flat, BWV 552/2Michael Schönheit, soloist (r. 8/23/19)

Filler — BENEDICT (trans. Best): Marche de Templiers —Thomas Trotter (REGCD322)

Courtesy of the BBC, Olivier Latry (r. 8/4/19) and Michael Schönheit (r. 8/23/19) played the 1871 Willis-1933 Harrison & Harrison-2004 Mander pipe organ at Royal Albert Hall, London, the largest concert hall organ in Europe.

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