The Organ of Rochdale Town Hall: Overture Transcriptions vol.2 | Delphian DCD34143

The Organ of Rochdale Town Hall: Overture Transcriptions vol.2

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Label: Delphian

Cat No: DCD34143

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 19th February 2016

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'
» Chorus 'A stronghold sure' (transcr. for organ by Harvey Grace)

Handel, George Frideric

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto, HWV25
» Overture (transcr. for organ by C.S. Lang)

Nicolai, Otto

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
» Overture (transcr. for organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Spohr, Louis

Jessonda
» Overture (transcr. for organ by W.T. Best)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64 (transcr. for organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Prelude (transcr. for organ by Timothy Byram-Wigfield)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Oberon, J306
» Overture (transcr. for organ by A.L. Peace)

Artists

Timothy Byram-Wigfield

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV80 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott'
» Chorus 'A stronghold sure' (transcr. for organ by Harvey Grace)

Handel, George Frideric

Tolomeo, Re d'Egitto, HWV25
» Overture (transcr. for organ by C.S. Lang)

Nicolai, Otto

Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
» Overture (transcr. for organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Spohr, Louis

Jessonda
» Overture (transcr. for organ by W.T. Best)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Romeo and Juliet: Fantasy Overture in F major, op.64 (transcr. for organ by Edwin H. Lemare)

Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata
» Prelude (transcr. for organ by Timothy Byram-Wigfield)

Weber, Carl Maria von

Oberon, J306
» Overture (transcr. for organ by A.L. Peace)

Artists

Timothy Byram-Wigfield

About

Built in an extravagant Gothic style, Rochdale Town Hall is one of the most impressive examples of the civic pride of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Positioned within is J.J. Binns fine organ, proudly displayed in three beautifully crafted wooden cases. At its high point, the British town hall organ tradition represented something entirely new and extraordinary, in social, mechanical, aesthetic and commercial terms; and the transcriptions made for these colossal instruments demonstrate remarkable syntheses of ingenuity, skill and ambition on the part of both organ-builders and musical arrangers.

Here, following up on his celebrated 2004 exploration of orchestral overtures at the organ of the Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow, Timothy Byram-Wigfield offers another recital of overture transcriptions, and an ideal combination of player, music and instrument.

Reviews

An entire disc of overtures is a bit like enjoying a 7-course tasting menu, and here the results are well worth savouring... a tour de force.  Rupert Gough
Choir and Organ March 2016

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