From the BBC Proms #1034
…music featuring the mighty and historic Willis-Harrison-Mander pipe organ (once the world’s largest!) as recently recorded at London’s landmark Royal Albert Hall.
WAYNE MARSHALL: Improvisation on Themes from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Filler –RICHARD WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries
J.S. BACH: Passacaglia & Fugue in c, BWV 582
J.S. BACH: Chorale-prelude, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
J.S. BACH (arranged Stainton Taylor): Schafe können sicher weiden [Sheep may safely graze], from Cantata Number 208
Filler –RICHARD WAGNER: Meistersinger Overture (see above)
The Summer Proms Concerts at Royal Albert Hall are a high-water-mark in the cultural season. These concert performances were recorded by the British Broadcasting Corporation on August 14, 2010 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.