George Thalben-Ball: Elegy For Organ, George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for organ. ( NOV) en-GB.
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This piece originated in an improvisation which Thalben-Ball played at the end of a live BBC daily religious service during World War II, when the service finished a couple of minutes earlier than expected. I own and run Regent Classic Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; bwll a clear understanding elegg the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.
So many listeners to the broadcast telephoned the BBC to ask what the composition was, bball he decided to write down his improvisation as well as he could remember it.
Jonathan plays this piece on our instrument buit especially for the Boston AGO of It has a internal library of over alternative voice samples allowing the user to create totally individual voice pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic.
He could sight-read, transpose and improvise in any style and at any length to the highest standard without perceptible effort. Organist Jonathan Kingston is playing on a Regent Classic custom built digital organ, which has 69 stops, with all couplers managed from tabs above the Swell manual. Behind the Scenes Interesting Installations. A regular radio broadcaster, Thalben-Ball also carried out numerous performances in many concert venues, not only in Britain; he gave the inaugural recitals on the organs of the Royal Albert Hall where he had the post of curator organist and the BBC Concert Hall.
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Jonathan gives a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance and registration. Inhe was appointed Birmingham City Organist and Birmingham University Organist, a post he held for three decades.
Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame with its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerfeaturing Ernest Lough as the treble soloist.
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Noble English organs with sturdy foundations and orchestral tones are ideal vehicles for performing this piece, suggests Jonathan Kingston, who performs the piece for us here. The performance drops away quickly from the climax to the opening dynamic, knocking off stops using a couple of Great pistons and manipulating the Swell box. The following two tabs change content rhalben.
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His style of performance like that of his younger contemporary Virgil Fox in the USA was rooted in the 19th century, and made full use of every facility of the modern organ. Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer Choose a Category:. In he was awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music. He had become a Fellow of this institution in at the age of This event occurred in at the RCM, when he was aged This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of For many years he taught at the Royal College of Music, where his students included Meredith Davieslater to find fame as a conductor.
[Musical Tutorial] George Thalben-Ball’s Elegy – Regent Classic Organs
The latter honour was conferred shortly after his retirement from Temple Church. The level of his talent can be gleaned from the fact that he played the solo part in the first performance by an English-trained pianist of Rachmaninoff ‘s famously difficult Piano Concerto No. The Temple Church, where George was organist for many years Noble English organs with sturdy foundations and orchestral tones are ideal vehicles for performing this piece, bll Jonathan Kingston, who performs the piece for us here.
He dedicated his Elegy, apparently conceived as an improvisation to eleby in time at the end of a BBC-recorded service during the war, to Walford Davis who preceded him as organist at the Temple Church in London. He wrote in an organ solo called ‘Toccata Beorma’ as a celebration of his links with the city. Inhe succeeded Walford Davies as organist and director of the Temple Church choir, a post he held for nearly 60 years.
Careful shading of the swell boxes with regard to the central crescendo is also an important feature. Bringing on a full Swell with the box closed, he builds the ensemble, gradually adding stops up to Fifteenth and eventually mixtures and a Great reed at the climax. Views Read Edit View history.
He compiled, in addition, a complete set of chants for the psalmsmost of them being his own work; this set eleyy published as The Choral Psalter.