The Heart of Hobart

The Heart of Hobart (MP4 Film)

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The Heart of Hobart
(MP4 Film)

Thomas Heywood

Hobart Town Hall Grand Organ
Tasmania • Australia

The ground-breaking premiere recording on the celebrated Grand Organ in the Hobart Town Hall - The Heart of Hobart since 1870. 

Join world-renowned concert organist Thomas Heywood as he performs an exciting and comprehensive program of musical highlights featured on the Grand Organ for over 150 years. 

And see why ‘Thomas Heywood stands out among other organists before he even plays a note’ as he introduces this magnificent and historic instrument and the beautiful city and venue in which it is housed. 

You can also enjoy, watch and learn how Heywood’s ‘flawless technique is just the platform from which truly artistic and memorable performances flow.’ 

An historic feature-length must-have film for all who love music, culture, history and Hobart! 

Program highlights include:

Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto No. 5
Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz
Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus
Widor’s Toccata 

And much more!

Special Features include: 

A complete demonstration and explanation of how the organ console works
History of the instrument and repertoire
Full 5.1 Surround Sound

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Full Program:

Weber, transcribed by Thomas Heywood 
Overture to Der Freischütz, Op. 77 

March upon a Theme of Handel, Op. 15 No. 2 

Bach, edited by Thomas Heywood 
Fantasia in G major [Pièce d’Orgue], BWV 572 

Lemmens, edited by W.T. Best 
Fanfare from École d’Orgue, Part II No. 27 

Elgar, trans. Sir George Martin 
Imperial March, Op. 32 

Henri Mulet 
Carillon: Tu es petra – No. 10 from Esquisses Byzantines 

Norman Cocker 
Tuba Tune 

C.H. Rinck, edited by W.T. Best 
Allegro maestoso [1st mvt] from Flute Concerto, Op. 55 No. 182 

Beethoven, trans. Thomas Heywood 
Adagio un poco mosso [2nd mvt] from 
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major – ‘Emperor’, Op. 73 

Grand Chœur in D major – Alla Handel, Op. 18 No. 1 

Jehan Alain 
Litanies, JA 119 

Handel, trans. W.T. Best 
Hallelujah Chorus from the Oratorio Messiah 

Pietro Yon 
Humoresque ‘L’organo primitivo’ – Toccatina for Flute 

Charles-Marie Widor 
Toccata from Organ Symphony No. 5 in F minor, Op. 42 No. 1