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Thomas Heywood on Tour • 2013 (DVD)

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Thomas Heywood on Tour • 2013

England • Scotland • Germany

Watch and hear Thomas Heywood's solo performances on some of the world's most famous pipe organs in these live concert recordings.

This presentation includes no fewer than nine instruments across three countries, from the iconic 5-manual instrument in Doncaster Minster in England to the largest pipe organ in Edinburgh and the monumental Klais organ in Altenberg Cathedral, near Cologne in Germany.

You can enjoy seeing and hearing Heywood perform on the 5-manual organ in Doncaster Minster, one of the largest organs in Europe. It is no exaggerated claim that this single instrument, built in 1862 by Edmund Schulze, revolutionised the British organ and led to a complete reappraisal of the classical organ.

The 4-manual 72-stop Grand Organ in the Victoria Hall in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent is now ranked as one of the finest concert hall organs in the world after its restoration in 1988. Its array of beautiful tone colours and wide dynamic range is linked to the equally famous acoustic of the hall, highly acclaimed by many of the world’s finest orchestral conductors, instrumentalists, soloists and choirs.

You can also watch and hear Heywood's live performances on:
• the 4-manual Walker organ in St Cuthbert’s Edinburgh - the largest instrument in Edinburgh
• the 1904 Lewis concert organ in the Ayr Town Hall in Scotland
• the 2004 Rieger organ in St Nikolaus' Bensberg, near Cologne
• the 4-manual instrument in Sidmouth Parish Church in Devon, England
• the 4-manual 1927 Rushworth & Dreaper organ in Great Malvern Priory, England
• the 1965 Frobenius organ in The Queen’s College, Oxford 

Enjoy watching and hearing some of the highlights from Thomas Heywood's April, June and July 2013 European solo concert tours in a generous program recorded live in concert on these magnificent instruments in England, Scotland and Germany.

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Full Program:

Jacques Offenbach, transcribed by Thomas Heywood
Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld
– Victoria Hall Grand Organ, Hanley

W.T. Best
Introduction, Variations and Finale on ‘God Save the Queen’, Op. 29
– Great Malvern Priory

Alexandre Guilmant
Scherzo (3rd mvt) from Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 80
– The Queen's College, Oxford

Alfred Hollins
A Trumpet Minuet
– Ayr Town Hall

Théodore Dubois 
Toccata from Twelve Pieces for Organ, No. 3
– St Nikolaus' Bensberg

Gounod, trans. W.T. Best
Marche Funèbre d’une Marionnette – Funeral March of a Marionette
– Victoria Hall Grand Organ, Hanley

J.S. Bach, edited by Thomas Heywood
'Little' Fugue in G minor, BWV 578
– Sidmouth Parish Church

Verdi, trans. Edwin H. Lemare
Grand March from the Opera Aïda
– St Nikolaus' Bensberg

Elgar, trans. G.R. Sinclair, edited by Thomas Heywood
Military March No. 4 in G from the ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ Military Marches, Op. 39
– Doncaster Minster

Saint-Saëns, trans. Thomas Heywood
Bacchanale – Air de Ballet from Samson et Dalila, Op. 47
– Victoria Hall Grand Organ, Hanley

Sir William McKie 
Romance in G
– St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Friedrich Lux, edited by Dr A.L. Peace
Fantaisie de Concert sur 'O Sanctissima', Op. 29
– Sidmouth Parish Church

Elgar, trans. Thomas Heywood
Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme – ‘Enigma’, Op. 36
– Altenberg Cathedral

Parry, transcribed by Sir Walter Alcock
Bridal March and Finale from The Music to ‘The Birds’ of Aristophanes
– St Cuthbert's Edinburgh

Edwin H. Lemare 
Concert Fantasia – Improvisation upon The Sailor’s Hornpipe, 
British Grenadiers and Rule, Britannia!, Op. 91
– Victoria Hall Grand Organ, Hanley