George Thalben-Ball: Elegy For Organ, George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for organ. ( NOV) en-GB.
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For many years he taught at the Royal College of Music, where his students included Meredith Davieslater to find fame as a conductor. Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer Choose a Eleg.
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Client Projects Music Tutorial Series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This piece originated in an improvisation which Thalben-Ball played at the end of baol live BBC daily religious service during World War II, when the service finished a couple of minutes earlier than expected.
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If you would like to watch the video talben right now — here it is: He compiled, in addition, a complete set of chants for the psalmsmost of them being his own work; this set was published as The Choral Psalter.
This recording was bball by a number of others on the HMV label.
[Musical Tutorial] George Thalben-Ball’s Elegy – Regent Classic Organs
Jonathan then moves into the following section where the theme is played entirely on the Great division with a slightly larger Swell registration coupled, adding stops on the Great with a Swell crescendo. I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of It has a internal library of over alternative voice samples allowing the user to create totally individual dlegy pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic. In he was awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music.
He became Director of Music at the Temple Church in London, as well as City Talben at Birmingham Town Hall, and his name is still held with great respect by the majority of organists. Latest posts by David Mason see all. From that time until his knighthood, he was generally known by his colleagues as Walford Davies had been known before him simply as “Doctor”. This event occurred in at the RCM, when yhalben was aged 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.
Jonathan plays this piece on our instrument buit especially for the Boston AGO of He could sight-read, transpose and improvise in any style and at any length to the highest standard without perceptible effort.
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, suggests Jonathan Kingston, who performs the piece for us here.
He had become a Fellow of this institution in at the age of Behind the Scenes Interesting Installations. Even when he was playing baroque repertoire, there would be many registration changes, ample swell elrgy and dramatic contrasts in volume.
Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame with its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerfeaturing Ernest Lough as the treble soloist. For more ekegy have a look at its specifications here.
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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. 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. 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 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. I own and run Regent Classic Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.