Melbourne Sounds Grand / Thomas Heywood
With an enormous range of colour, dynamics and glorious, exciting orchestral sounds, the Grand Concert Organ in Melbourne's Town Hall is a world-class instrument. In the grand concert organ tradition, brilliant young organist Thomas Heywood performs a diverse program of popular organ music particularly chosen for this instrument.
Includes Lemare's 'Toccata di Concerto', McKie's 'Romance in G', Bach's 'Fantasia and Fugue in C minor', Grainger's 'Colonial Song', Best's 'Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March', Cocker's humorous 'Tuba Tune', Thalben-Ball's Elegy, Walton's 'Coronation March' and Lemare's transcription of 'Home, Sweet Home'. The comprehensive 24 page colour booklet covers the music, composers, the hall, the organ and its specifications.
Toccata di Concerto, Op. 59 (Edwin H. Lemare)
Sonata in D, KV 144 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (trans. L. Fullard))
Romance in G (William N. McKie)
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
Colonial Song (Percy Grainger, trans. O. Ross)
Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March (William Thomas Best)
Tuba Tune (Norman Cocker)
A Song of Sunshine (Roland Diggle)
Elegy (George Thalben-Ball)
Coronation March: "Orb and Sceptre" (William Walton, trans. W.N. McKie)
Home, Sweet Home (trans. Edwin H. Lemare)
Press Quotes“Thomas Heywood plays the works with great drive and youthful zest ... the quality of the recording sound, the balance and the overall ambience are uniformly excellent.”
— Organ Historical Trust of Australia“the CD is worth having ... [Thomas] shows off this huge organ effectively ... [and] is an excellent performer ...”
— The Delian, USA“Heywood's playing is in the venerable tradition of Town Hall recitalists and includes a certain amount of bravura necessary to bring off the many Edwardian and Victorian works on the program”
— The Age - Green Guide
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