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Festive Fantasia

Thomas Heywood

Masterworks for any Festive Occasion!

The 2010 Forster & Nicolaus Grand Organ
St Florin’s Church, Koblenz
Germany  

This spectacular programme includes the best music for the Festive Season in a uniquely cross-cultural programme not only for Christmas - but for any festive occasion!  A real Festive Fantasia! 

The stunning Grand Organ in Koblenz’s famous Florinskirche, one of Germany’s grandest new organs, is set in a glorious acoustic; this amazing instrument weighs 16 tonnes.  This true "King of Instruments" fills the building - and the recording - with power, majesty and awe! 

With some works never before recorded, Festive Fantasia is packed with treats - just like any present should be!  The perfect gift for loved ones at any time of the year.   

Programme highlights include:

Lux’s Concert Fantasia on "O Sanctissima"
Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
Best’s Christmas Fantasy on Old English Carols
Lefebure-Wely’s Adeste fideles - O come, all ye faithful
West’s Fantasy on two well-known Christmas Carols
Dubois’ March of the Magi Kings and the Toccata in G major
Karg-Elert’s Now thank we all our God 
Karg-Elert’s In dulci jubilo

And much more!

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Cat. No.: GRCD1032


 


 
Pomp & Celebrate!

Thomas Heywood

British masterworks on the Grand Organ
St John’s Church, Launceston
Tasmania, Australia  

This heroic programme includes the What’s what and Who’s who of the grandest British music performed on one of Australasia’s grandest Grand Organs.  

From Elgar’s Land of Hope and Glory to Parry’s Jerusalem, this recording is a ’must have’ for all those who love Grand Organs and The Best of British!
 
It’s not Pomp and Circumstance - it’s Pomp & Celebrate!

Programme highlights include:


Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D - Land of Hope and Glory 
Elgar’s Pomp and CIrcumstance March No. 4 in G - All men must be free
W.T. Best’s Concert Variations on God Save the Queen
Parry’s Jerusalem
Macfarren’s Finale on ’Rule, Britannia!’
Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations
Lemare’s Concert Fantasia on:
The Sailor’s Hornpipe, British Grenadiers and Rule, Britannia!

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW09174


 


 
Victorian Virtuosity

Thomas Heywood

The Organ Works of Scotson Clark

The 1873 ’Father’ Willis Organ
St Michael’s Church
Tenbury - England, UK


This could end up being the most important new historical organ CD of 2012: the first complete solo CD recording for decades on the renowned four-manual ’Father’ Willis Organ in St Michael’s, Tenbury, England.  Featuring a bravura programme from the Organ Works of Victorian-era virtuoso Scotson Clark, you are guaranteed hours of entertaining listening!  

Victorian Virtuosity includes a luxury 24-page full-colour booklet packed with fascinating photos, articles on the composer, the celebrated building at Tenbury and, of course, a full history and complete specification of the amazing ’Father’ Willis Organ.

Programme highlights include spectacular Marches, elegant Gavottes, memorable Melodies and many other aural delights!



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Cat. No.: CD7258


 


 
The Living Tradition

Thomas Heywood

Grand Concert Organ
Melbourne Town Hall
Victoria - Australia

This landmark 10th Anniversary recording on the largest musical instrument in the southern hemisphere is a must have!

Following the record-breaking release of Thomas Heywood’s premiere recording on the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ – ‘Who Needs An Orchestra!’ in 2001, ’The Living Tradition’  features a stunning programme highlighting the magnificent history of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organs. 

Programme highlights include:

Saint-Saëns’ Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Wagner’s Pilgrim Chorus from Tannhäuser
Sibelius’ Finlandia
Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette
Handel’s Hornpipe from the Water Music
Widor’s Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5

And much more!

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Cat. No.: CD7257


 


 
Spectacularly BACH!

Thomas Heywood

The Organ in St Martin’s Church
Worcester - England, UK

An incredible programme of masterworks by "the great man himself" - Johann Sebastian Bach - transcribed for concert organ solo by Thomas Heywood.  

The American Organist, the world’s largest organ magazine, says it all...

"He’s done it again!  Thomas Heywood has become one of the world’s most prolific organ recording artists.  By popular demand, this one is ALL-BACH - with several Bach organ transcriptions.  This brilliantly played Bach is a delight.  The featured organ is also one of the best, recent organ ’finds’ in all of the UK."

Programme highlights include:

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major
Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29 
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E major
Aria - "Erbarme dich" from the St Matthew Passion
Italian Concerto

And much more!

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Cat. No.: CD7246


 


 
Krazy 'bout Kotzschmar!

Thomas Heywood

The Kotzschmar Organ - Merrill Auditorium
Portland City Hall - Portland, Maine, USA 

When it comes to large concert organs it doesn’t get much better than the "Kotzschmar" - the massive world-famous 5-manual, 50 tonne instrument with nearly 7,000 pipes including Echo and Antiphonal divisions above the ceiling at the rear of the Auditorium!

With nearly all the works on this epic programme edited or transcribed by Thomas Heywood, the "mighty Kotzschmar organ has proved to be the perfect vehicle for the performance of these works."

There’s no doubt that, once you’ve heard this unbelievable recording, you too will become "Krazy ’bout Kotzschmar!" 

Programme highlights include:

Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from Eugene Onégin
Bach’s Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor
Mozart’s Rondo from Horn Concerto No. 4
Guilmant’s First Sonata - Symphony for Organ
Strauss’ Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

And much more!

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Cat. No.: CD7236


 


 
The Music Box

Thomas Heywood 

The 1962 Klais Organ
Himmerod Abbey - Germany

A masterful recording of stunning showpieces performed in the glorious acoustic of Himmerod Abbey, Germany - renowned as one of the finest acoustics in Europe!

This magnificent organ literally sings into the clean twelve-second acoustic, and both the instrument and ’the building’ are fully captured on this unique recording.

With an engaging programme of works - including possibly the most famous organ work of all time - the combination of performer and instrument is "simply perfect".

Programme highlights include:

Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Haydn’s "Surprise" Symphony
Mendelssohn’s War March of the Priests
Tchaikovsky’s Coronation March

And much more!

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Cat. No.: GRCD1031


 


 
Sleeping Beauty Awakes!

Thomas Heywood 

Grand Concert Organ
Aikman Hall - Haileybury
Melbourne - Australia

The must-have premiere recording on Australia’s newest Grand Concert Organ really does awaken this stunning "Sleeping Beauty"!  

Originally built in 1887 for Perth City Hall, Scotland by Scottish organ builder John R. Miller and rebuilt in 1957 by the famous English firm led by Henry Willis III, this historic large 4-manual instrument was gifted to Australia’s largest school, Haileybury, Melbourne by the Royal Burgh of Perth.  

With Thomas Heywood as Consultant, the Western Australian firm of Pipe Organs W.A. rebuilt and installed the instrument in Aikman Hall - Haileybury’s large concert hall.  

Housed behind new twin cases divided in the hall’s side galleries - an unusual location for a concert organ - this acclaimed recording captures this unique instrument’s luxuriously romantic sound in all its enveloping glory!

Thomas Heywood’s "beyond brilliant" performances of some of the greatest music of all time will rouse the spirits in a programme from Bach to Offenbach!

Programme highlights include:

Offenbach’s Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
Beethoven’s Coriolan - Overture
Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Sleeping Beauty
Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Wagner’s Grand March from Tannhäuser
Chopin’s ’Military’ Polonaise in A major

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW08174


 


 
The Romantic Concert Organ

Thomas Heywood

The 1909 Albert Keates Organ
St Michael’s Church
Horbach - Germany


The glories of the romantic repertoire have to be heard to be believed!  

Thomas Heywood woos the historic 1909 Albert Keates Organ in this stunning recording from Germany showing just how romantic the concert organ can be!

An extraordinary "organ transplant" by the celebrated German organ building firm of Förster & Nicolaus moved this magnificent instrument from Sheffield in England to the beautiful acoustic of St Michael’s Church in Horbach, near Frankfurt, Germany.

The perfect recording and instrument for this stunning programme of Elgar, Grieg, Walton and more!

Programme highlights include:
 

Grieg’s Holberg Suite
Suite from Elgar’s ’Enigma’ Variations including Nimrod
Elgar’s Serenade in E minor for String Orchestra
Walton’s Crown Imperial - A Coronation March

And much more!

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Cat. No.: MOT13591


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Something Borrowed, Something Blue!

Thomas Heywood

Musical Masterworks

The 1933 Rushworth & Dreaper Organ
Reid Memorial Church
Edinburgh - Scotland, UK


In an amazing recording of music ‘borrowed’ for the organ from other instruments – including Strauss’ Blue Danube! – Thomas Heywood performs musical masterworks on the outstanding 1933 Rushworth & Dreaper Organ in Edinburgh’s Reid Memorial Church.

Programme highlights include:


Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz
Mozart’s Overture to the Impresario and Clarinet Concerto
Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Monti’s celebrated Czardas

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW07174


 


 
Too Hot to Handel!

Thomas Heywood

The 1915 Rothwell Organ
St George’s Church - Headstone
Harrow - London, UK

Thomas Heywood
gives sizzling romantic performances of George Frideric Handel’s finest music on the celebrated 1915 Rothwell Organ at St George’s Headstone, Harrow, UK!

This renowned historic instrument, the largest remaining unaltered example of the work of the innovative English organ builder Frederick Rothwell, proves itself a worthy partner for these romantic interpretations of much of Handel’s most famous music.

Programme highlights include:

Music for the Royal Fireworks
‘The Harmonious Blacksmith’ Variations
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major
Overture to the Occasional Oratorio

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW06174


 


 
What a Classic!

Thomas Heywood

The 1927 Casavant Grand Organ
St Andrew’s Church - Mahtomedi
Minneapolis - Minnesota, USA


Internationally renowned concert organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood performs spectacular masterworks in classic performances on one of the world’s grandest symphonic organs: the 1927 Casavant Grand Organ in St Andrew’s Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota USA.

Programme highlights include:


Beethoven’s First Symphony
Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite
Rinck’s Flute Concerto
Sullivan’s Overture to The Pirates of Penzance

And more!

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Cat. No.: CD7183


 


 
Top of the Stops!

Thomas Heywood

Hits on the Concert Organ!

The 1929 Grand Organ
St Peter’s Cathedral
Adelaide - South Australia


Why have Top of the Pops when you can have Top of the Stops!

Virtuoso-extraordinaire Thomas Heywood brings to life some of the greatest classical music of all time, and some of the greatest organ music of all time, in this gala tour de force on the renowned 1929 Grand Organ in St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide, South Australia – the glorious ‘sister organ’ to the Grand Concert Organ in the Melbourne Town Hall!

Programme highlights include:


Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute
Bach’s famous Double Violin Concerto
Saint-Saëns The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony (2nd mvt)
Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor (arranged by Bach)
Dvorak’s Humoreske
Guilmant’s complete Sonata No. 5 in C minor

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW05174


 


 
How Original!

Thomas Heywood

LIVE performances of Concert Organ BLOCKBUSTERS!

The 1913 William Hill & Son Organ
St John’s Church - Toorak
Melbourne - Australia

In a dazzling live recording of the most spectacular music composed especially for the concert organ, celebrated virtuoso Thomas Heywood takes the audience for a musical tour proving why the pipe organ is the King of Instruments!

Programme highlights include:


Widor’s Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5
Hollins’ Concert Overture in C minor
Boëllmann’s Toccata from Suite Gothique
Lemmens’ Fanfare and Triumphal March
Dubois’ Toccata in G and March of the Magi Kings

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW04174


 


 
Let's Go to the Opera!

Thomas Heywood

Operatic Blockbusters!

The Schantz Organ Company Grand Organ
Moody Memorial First United Methodist Church
Galveston - Texas, USA  

Thomas Heywood’s back in action with a stellar programme of operatic masterpieces on the immense Grand Organ at Moody Church in Galveston, Texas.

Bolt yourselves down, turn up the sound system and Let’s Go to the Opera!

Programme highlights include:


Concert Fantasia on Carmen
The Flight of the Bumble-Bee
Verdi’s Grand March from Aïda
Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Suite)
Paraphrase on Gounod’s Faust
Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco

And much more!

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Cat. No.: CD7168


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Thomas Heywood's Grand Organ GALA!

Thomas Heywood

Musical Masterworks!
 
The 1876 USA Centennial Organ
St Joseph’s Cathedral
Buffalo - New York, USA

What a performance and what an organ!

There could be no more suitable instrument for a ‘Grand Organ GALA!’ than the 1876 USA Centennial Organ.

Renowned organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood puts this ’GALA’ instrument through its paces in this massive programme of classical and romantic masterworks – and Heywood’s own ‘Humoresque for a Pedal Trombone’ ushers in a new era of Concert Organ spectacle!

Programme highlights include:


Beethoven’s ’Egmont’ Overture
Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Brahms’ Hungarian Dances
Bach’s mighty Fantasia and Fugue in G minor

And much more!

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Cat. No.: CD7167


 


 
Who Needs An Orchestra!

Thomas Heywood

Symphonic Masterpieces

Grand Concert Organ
Melbourne Town Hall
Victoria - Australia

This landmark monumental premiere recording on the largest musical instrument in the southern hemisphere is a must have!

Thomas Heywood’s awe-inspiring performances of some of the greatest music of all time made this release break organ sales records – ‘Who Needs An Orchestra!’ sold out within two hours after Heywood’s Opening Solo Concert on the new Melbourne Town Hall organ!

Programme highlights include:

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
Rossini’s William Tell Overture
Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto
Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville

And more!

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Cat. No.: CD7141


 


 
For Dodd's Sake

Thomas Heywood

The Pipe Organs of J.E. Dodd

Famous Australian Organ Builders - Volume 1

J.E. Dodd was the first Australian born organ builder to achieve international acclaim. Edwin H. Lemare, the greatest concert organist of the 20th century, proclaimed that “America had not produced instruments nearly so good” as the pipe organs of J.E. Dodd.

Thomas Heywood is a fervent admirer of Dodd’s pipe organs, and this recording displays these priceless musical instruments to the full with action-packed performances of the most glorious classical and romantic music!

Programme highlights include:

Strauss’ Overture to Die Fledermaus
Smetana’s ‘Dance of the Comedians’ from The Bartered Bride
Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite
Meyerbeer’s Coronation March

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW02174


 


 
Concert Organ Masterpieces - Volume 2

Thomas Heywood

The 1913 William Hill & Son Organ
St John’s Church - Toorak
Melbourne - Australia

Once again, the internationally acclaimed Thomas Heywood performs a brilliant programme of the greatest concert organ repertoire.

The splendid 1913 William Hill & Son Organ at St John’s Church, Toorak in Melbourne, Australia springs to life for these fabulous performances!

Programme highlights include:


Elgar’s ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ Military March
Sibelius’ Finlandia
Sibelius’ Alla Marcia from the Karelia Suite
Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony (1st mvt)

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW01174


 


 
Concert Organ Masterpieces - Volume 1

Thomas Heywood

LIVE and UNBELIEVABLE!

The 1913 William Hill & Son Organ
St John’s Church - Toorak
Melbourne - Australia

Internationally renowned concert organ virtuoso Thomas Heywood performs an incredible programme of the finest classical and romantic music.  

The famous 1913 William Hill & Son Organ at St John’s Church, Toorak in Melbourne, Australia, is a worthy partner for these LIVE and UNBELIEVABLE performances!

Programme highlights include:

Haydn’s ’London’ Symphony No. 104
Bach’s Double Violin Concerto
Strauss’ Radetzky March
Bach’s Gigue Fugue

And much more!

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Cat. No.: HW03174


 


 





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