Pipes at the Proms (II) #0934
…in solo, concerted music, and with huge choir and orchestra, England’s largest concert pipe organ always holds its own at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
DEREK BOURGEOIS: Serenade, Opus 22. JOSEPH BONNET: Elfes, Opus 7, number 11. ALEXANDRE GUILMANT: Fantasy on English Themes: Home, sweet home; Rule, Britannia Opus 43 –Christopher Herrick, organ; Hyperion CDA66255
HECTOR BERLIOZ: Te Deum –Piotr Beczala, tenor; The Bach Choir; Crouch End Festival Chorus; St. Paul’s Cathedral Choristers; Trinity Boys Choir; BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Simon Preston, organ; BBC Proms September 12, 2009
Filler –ALEXANDRE GUILMANT (see above)
Proms concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation and made available through the European Broadcasting Union. The on-line audio will only be available for one week.
Performances by Christopher Herrick were excerpted from Hyperion CDA66258 and feature the 1871 Henry Willis; 1924; 1933 Harrison & Harrison; 2004 Mander organ in pre-restoration condition. Other theme music played by Dame Gillian Weir features the instrument following its recent rehabilitation by Mander Organs.