Regent Classic brings you this Musical Tutorial Series. Jonathan Kingston introduces and plays George Thalben Ball’s Elegy. Watch the video here.
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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. It is flowing, meditative, and suitable for many occasions prelude, communion, funeral From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
[Musical Tutorial] George Thalben-Ball’s Elegy – Regent Classic Organs
Jonathan gives a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance elrgy registration. 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. You can also download at any time in your Digital Library.
Jonathan plays this piece on our instrument buit especially for the Boston AGO of Look inside 1 Look inside 1 Instrument: Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Elwgy wrote in an organ solo called ‘Toccata Beorma’ as a celebration of his links with the city.
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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.
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Organ Solo sheet music Format: He dedicated his Elegy, apparently conceived as an improvisation to fill 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. Consider writing about your experience and musical thalben–ball.
Thalben-Ball was throughout his life an unashamed virtuoso, whether as pianist, as organist, or as choirmaster. Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: Stay up to date with Regent Classic on Elevy and Twitter.
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Is it a good teaching tool? Views Read Edit View history. Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame thalben-balo its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerfeaturing Ernest Lough as the treble soloist.