Elegy for Organ [George Thomas Thalben-Ball] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Music Sales America). George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for. Regent Classic brings you this Musical Tutorial Series. Jonathan Kingston introduces and plays George Thalben Ball’s Elegy. Watch the video here. George Thalben-Ball: Elegy For Organ, George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for organ. ( NOV) en-GB.

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This has 69 speaking stops spread over 3 manuals and pedals.

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From that time until his knighthood, he was generally known by his colleagues as Walford Davies had been known before him simply as “Doctor”. Ball until early adulthood “Thalben” was his mother’s maiden name. He would be very pleased to hear from any churches or individuals requiring an engaging and lively recitalist.

During this tenure, he gave over 1, weekly recitals. Jonathan gives a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance and registration. I am a music teacher. 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.

Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. 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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He wrote in an organ solo called ‘Toccata Beorma’ as a celebration of his links with the city. Even when he was playing baroque repertoire, there would be many registration changes, ample swell pedal and dramatic contrasts in volume. Bringing on a full Swell with the box closed, he builds the ensemble, gradually adding stops up to Thqlben and eventually mixtures and a Great reed at the climax. Careful shading of the swell boxes geprge regard to the central crescendo is also an important feature.

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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. Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame with its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerbalp Ernest Lough as the treble soloist. Stay up to date with Regent Classic on Facebook and Twitter.

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Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. Noble English organs with balk 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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Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. Jonathan then moves into the following section where the theme is played entirely on the Balll division with a slightly larger Swell registration coupled, adding stops on the Great with a Swell crescendo. This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties.

Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. A “basic” repertoire piece; if you don’t have This recording was followed by a number of others on the HMV label.


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Eldgy submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. Rate this product’s difficulty level: We do not use or store email addresses from this form for any other purpose than sending your share email. So many listeners to the broadcast telephoned the BBC to ask what the composition was, that he decided to write down his improvisation as well as he could remember it.

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The latter honour was conferred shortly after his retirement from Temple Church. This is such a lovely piece I don’t know how I got along without it all these years. 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. This site uses cookies: Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. Do you like the artist? The following two tabs change content below.

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