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The King Of Instruments / Gillian Weir

Bach / Haydn / Ives / Weir
Release Date: 12/14/2010 
Label:  Priory Records Uk (Dvd)   Catalog #: 7001  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJan Pieterszoon SweelinckLouis-Claude DaquinGiovani B. Lucchinetti,   ... 
Performer:  Gillian Weir

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THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS/ DAME GILLIAN WEIR

PLAYED ON THE ORGANS OF ST.BAVO, HAARLEM, NETHERLANDS - ABBEY CHURCH, OTTOBEUREN, GERMANY - ST.KNUD'S ODENSE, DENMARK - ULSTER HALL, BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - HEDVIG ELEONORA KYRKA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - ST.OUEN, ROUEN, FRANCE.

SIX BBC PROGRAMMES ON ONE DVD.

In the late 1980's BBC Television filmed Dame Gillian Weir in a series of six programmes entitled "King of Instruments." Recorded on six magnificent organs in different European locations, the programmes were watched by an audience of 2 million. Priory is delighted to announce the first-ever release of the series on one DVD, with a running time of almost 152 minutes: for many this will
Read more provide the first opportunity to hear the soundtracks of the programmes in stereo, as such transmissions on television were in their infancy when the series was originally broadcast in 1989. The BBC issued a CD to accompany the series, which Priory is including as a bonus: this features separate recordings by Dame Gillian (not taken from the television soundtracks), of one of the pieces from each of the programmes.

Tracklist: 1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565 J.S.Bach
2. Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End Jan Sweelinck
3. Fugue in E flat major BWV 552b J.S.Bach
4. Noel in D minor Louis-Claude Daquin
5. Sonata for two organs (with Huw Tregelles Williams) Giovanni Lucchinetti
6. Toccata Duodecima Georg Muffat
7. Piece in C major for a Clock Organ Joseph Haydn
8. Sonata No. 4 in D major (First Movement) Franz Xavier Schnitzer
9. Extracts from Messe pour les Couvents Louis Couperin
10. Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne in C major Dietrich Buxtehude
11. "Echo" Fantaisie" in E flat major Camille Saint-Saens
12. Prelude and Fugue on BACH Franz Liszt
13. Toccata in F ( Symphony No.5) Charles-Marie Widor
14. Concerto No.4 in F major (First Movement) G.F.Handel
15. Ride of the Valkyries Richard Wagner arr.David
Patrick 16. Variations on America Charles Ives
17. Moto ostinato from Sunday Music Petr Eben
18. Naiades (from Pieces de Fantaisie) Louis Vierne
19. Tu es Petra from Esquisses Byzantines Henri Mulet
20. Variations sur un Noel Marcel Dupre
21. Dieu parmi nous from La Nativite Olivier Messiaen
22. Elfes from 12 Pieces pour Orgue Op.7 Joseph Bonnet
23. Choral No.3 in A minor Cesar Franck

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Works on This Recording

1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
2. Mein junges Leben hat ein End by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
3. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne": Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
4. Noël in D minor by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
5. Sonata for 2 Organs in D major by Giovani B. Lucchinetti
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
6. Apparatus musico-organisticus: Toccata no 12 in B flat major by Georg Muffat
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; Germany 
7. Works (32) for Mechanical Clock, H 19: Excerpt(s) by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1793 
8. Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 1: no 4: 1st movment by Franz Xaver Schnitzer
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
9. Mass for Organ no 2 "propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuse": Excerpt(s) by François Couperin
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1690; France 
10. Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137 by Dietrich Buxtehude
Performer:  Gillian Weir (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

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