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

Pipes at the Proms (I) #0931

…courtesy of the BBC, these performances come direct from this summer’s festival season at the Royal Albert Hall, London’s premier gathering place for classical music.

Hour 1

SIR EDWARD ELGAR: Organ Sonata Number 1 in G, Opus 28. EDWARD MacDOWELL: To a wild rose, Opus 51, number 1. PETER DICKINSON: Blue Rose VariationsDavid Titterington, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 25, 2009

MARCEL LANQUETUIT: Toccata in D –Dame Gillian Weir, organ, recorded in 2004 shortly after Mander’s restoration of the instrument, Priory PRCD859

Filler –DEREK BOURGEOIS: Serenade –Christopher Herrick, Hyperion CDA66255

Hour 2

JOHN COOK: Fanfare –Dame Gillian Weir, organ, recorded in 2004 shortly after Mander’s restoration of the instrument, Priory PRCD859

JUDITH WEIR: Ascending into HeavenChoirs of King’s College and St. John’s College, Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury, conductor; Thomas Trotter, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony Number 3 in c, Opus 78, OrganBBC Symphony Orchestra, Sir Andrew Davis, conductor; Thomas Trotter, organ; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

Filler –TRADITIONAL: (arranged by David Willcocks): God save the Queen; BBC Proms Concert July 22, 2009

These concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation on July 22 & 25, 2009 in Royal Albert Hall and are made available through the European Broadcasting Union.

The Mander organ company completed its restoration of the hall’s heroic 1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ at Royal Albert Hall in London, England, UK in 2004 and with 9997 pipes, it is the largest concert hall instrument in England.