Thomas Heywood • Melbourne Town Hall Grand Concert Organ(MP4 Film)
Grand Concert Organ • Melbourne Town Hall
The Largest Musical Instrument in the Southern Hemisphere Opening Solo Concert
Thomas Heywood’s Opening Solo Concert on the world-famous Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ - the largest musical instrument in the southern hemisphere - remains an historic musical event of international significance.
This spectacular presentation includes the complete concert program (with three encores) performed live to a capacity audience of over 2,000 people - including Heywood’s record-breaking world-premiere performance of his transcription of Beethoven’s complete Fifth Symphony for Concert Organ solo.
This amazing pipe organ is four storeys high with a greater floor space than five average homes. It even has a bathroom and toilet within the organ chamber!
Although the entire concert program is included, the presentation also features the incredible variety of organ pipes behind the organ case – some of the 10,000 organ pipes are over three storeys high.
Program highlights include:
Beethoven’s complete Fifth Symphony Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville Concert Fantasia on ‘Carmen’ Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto And much more!
The Australian National Anthem
Gioachino Rossini, transcribed by Thomas Heywood Overture to The Barber of Seville Franz Joseph Haydn, trans. Thomas Heywood Trumpet Concerto in E flat Johann Sebastian Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 Sergei Rachmaninoff, trans. Arthur Eaglefield Hull Prélude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2 Edwin H. Lemare Concert Fantasia on Bizet’s Carmen History of the Grand Organs in the Melbourne Town Hall Sir Edward Elgar, trans. Sir George Martin Imperial March, Op. 32 Ludwig van Beethoven, trans. Thomas Heywood Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, trans. Dr Frederick Hohman Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a No. 3 Philip Charles Plaisted, trans. Thomas Heywood Grand March [composed for the opening of the Melbourne Town Hall organ, August 1872] Johann Sebastian Bach, edited by Thomas Heywood Toccata from Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565