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

Another Prom Date #1832

…we revisit London’s celebrated Royal Albert Hall for a performance from the immensely popular BBC Proms 2018 season.

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDORToccata, fr Symphony No. 5CÉSAR FRANCKPièce héroiqueGABRIEL FAURÉ (arr. Apkalna):  Pavane J. S. BACHPièce d’orgue, or Fantasy in G, BWV 572GEORGE THALBEN-BALLVariations on a Theme by Paganini (Study for the Pedals)THERRY ESCAICHDeux ÉvocationsIveta Aplakna (r. 7/22/2018)

The featured instrument, second-largest in the United Kingdom, was built by Henry Willis in 1871.  Additions and renovations by the firms of Harrison & Harrison and N. P. Mander have brought the original 111-stop specification to today’s total of 147 stops and 9997 pipes.

Hour 2

JEAN LANGLAIS: Invocation pour un jour saintChristopher Herrick (Hyperion 66258)

GIOVANNI MORANDI (trans. Best):  Bell RondoJOHN IRELANDThe Holy BoyGABRIEL PIERNÉ (trans. Wier):  Marche des Petits Soldats de PlombThomas Trotter (Regent 323)

EDWIN H. LEMAREAndantino in D-flat –Harold Britton (ASV 6028)

MARCEL DUPRÉ:  Symphony in g for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 25 –Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Jahja Ling; Michael Murray (Telarc 80136)