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The Living Tradition (CD)

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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 program highlighting the magnificent history of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organs. 

Program 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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Full Program:

Philip Plaisted, transcribed by Thomas Heywood 
Grand March [For the Opening of the Melbourne Town Hall Grand Organ, 1872] 

Richard Wagner, trans. Franz Liszt 
Pilgrim Chorus from Tannhäuser 

Camille Saint-Saëns, trans. Heywood 
Bacchanale - Air de Ballet from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47

Jean Sibelius, trans. Fricker 
Finlandia, Op. 26 No. 7 

Norman Cocker 
Tuba Tune 

George Frideric Handel 
Minuet from the Opera Berenice 

Léon Boëllmann 
Suite Gothique, Op. 25
Introduction-Choral - Menuet gothique - Priere à Notre Dame - Toccata 

Sir Edward Elgar 
Allegro maestoso (1st mvt) from Sonata for Organ, Op. 28 

George Frideric Handel 
Hornpipe from the Water Music Suite No. 2 in D, HWV 349 

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

Charles Gounod, trans. W.T. Best
Funeral March of a Marionette