The 1929 Grand Organ St Peter’s Cathedral Adelaide • South Australia
Enjoy Thomas Heywood performing 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 4-manual ‘sister organ’ to the Grand Concert Organ in the Melbourne Town Hall.
Watch over two hours with the 'acknowledged master' as you are taken on an illustrated tour of the Concert Organ tradition with 'legendary' performances on one of the finest musical instruments in the southern hemisphere.
In addition to lavish views showing the amazing variety of pipes and the complex workings of the organ behind the facade, see the inner mechanism of the historic 4-manual organ console as never before - at the time of filming it was the largest example of its kind left anywhere in the world.
Program highlights include:
Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute Bach’s famous Double Violin Concerto Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony Saint-Saëns The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals Vivaldi’s Concerto in A minor (arranged by Bach) Dvořák’s Humoreske Guilmant’s complete Sonata No. 5 in C minor And much more!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, transcribed by W.T. Best Overture to The Magic Flute Antonio Vivaldi, trans. Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 No. 8 [Concerto No. 2, BWV 593] Hector Berlioz, trans. W.T. Best Hungarian March 'Rakoczy' from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24 Franz Schubert, trans. J. Stuart Archer Symphony No. 8 - 'The Unfinished', D. 759 Sir Edward Elgar, trans. Edwin H. Lemare Military March No. 1 in D from the ’Pomp and Circumstance’ Military Marches, Op. 39 Camille Saint-Saëns, trans. Alexandre Guilmant The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals Alexandre Guilmant Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 80 Johann Sebastian Bach, trans. Thomas Heywood Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (1st mvt), BWV 1043 Four pieces by Edwin H. Lemare i. Concertstück (In the form of a Tarantella), Op. 90 ii. Rondo Capriccio (A Study in Accents), Op. 64 iii. Canzonetta [in B minor], Op. 70 iv. Toccata di Concerto, Op. 59 Antonín Dvořák, trans. Edwin H. Lemare Humoreske, Op. 101 No. 7