DaveHarries Posted July 4, 2009 Share Posted July 4, 2009 Hi all, Just been through the listings for the BBC Proms this year. Organ music features as follows: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wednesday 22nd July, 2000 - 2230hrs | Prom 8 The Wasps Overture (Vaughan Williams) The Genesis of Secrecy (Wigglesworth - BBC Commission, world premiere) Five Mystical Songs (Vaughan Williams) Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in A Major (CV Stanford) Come Holy Ghost (Jonathan Harvey) Ascending into Heaven (Judith Weir) Symphony no. 3 for Organ (Saint-Sëans) Thomas Trotter (Organ), Simon Keenlyside (Baritone) Choirs of St. John's and King's Colleges, Cambridge (Stephen Cleobury - Conductor) Choirs of Claire, Gonville & Caius and Trinity Colleges, Cambridge (Andrew Nethsingha - Conductor) BBC Symphony Orchestra (Andrew Davis - Conductor) Saturday 25th July, 1700 - 1805hrs | Prom 11 Organ Sonata no. 2 (Elgar, arr. Atkins) Blue Rose Variations (Peter Dickinson) Organ Sonata no. 1 in G major (Elgar, arr. Atkins) David Titterington (Organ) Sunday 02nd August, 1930 - 2145hrs | Prom 24 From Tumpet (Ben Foskett - BBC Commission, world premiere) Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major (Beethoven) Te Deum (Berlioz) The Bach Choir BBC Symphony Chorus Crouch End Festival Chorus Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral Trinity Boys Choir Susanna Mälkki - Conductor Wednesday 12th August, 1900 - 2120hrs | Prom 36 - Handel evening Solomon - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Coronation Anthem - "Let my hand be strengthened" Semele - excerpts Coronation Anthem - "My heart is inditing" Coronation Anthem - "The King shall rejoice" Motet - "Salve Regina" Organ concerto in F major op. 4, no. 4 (Original version) Coronation Anthem - "Zadock The Priest" Carolyn Sampson (Soprano) Alastair Ross (Organ) The Sixteen (Harry Christophers - conductor) Tuesday 08th September, 2200 - 2315hrs | Prom 71 Westerlings (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies) Solstice of Light (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies) Ed Lyon - Tenor David Goode - Organ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - In addition, I am more than a bit suprised that PCM 5 has no organ in it. I think I have only ever heard Bach's "Wachet auf" prelude on the organ. The lineup for that concert is this: - - - - - - - - - - Monday 17th August, 1300 - 1400hrs | PCM 5 Prelude and Fugue in E minor, op. 35 (Mendelssohn) Choral Prelude "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (JS Bach) Choral Prelude "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein" (JS Bach) Choral Prelude "'Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ" (JS Bach) Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel (Brahms) Llŷr Williams - piano - - - - - - - - - - Anyway, quite a good lot to choose from organ-wise this year. I note what are (I assume) Proms deuts for Crouch End Festival Chorus, David Goode, Alastair Ross (who I have not heard of), David Goode and David Titterington, plus the Cambridge choirs and St. Paul's Cathedral choir. Prom 8 sounds like it will be spectacular and Prom 36 (the Handel evening) sounds like it will be good. What will you be listening out for? Dave Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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