DVD Catalogue


 

Thomas Heywood - Top of the Stops!



THOMAS HEYWOOD

TOP OF THE STOPS!

Grand Organ
St Peter’s Cathedral
Adelaide - South Australia 

OVER 6 YEARS IN THE MAKING

In this WORLD-FIRST FEATURE-LENGTH PRESENTATION, explore the incredible world of the concert organ in stunning South Australia.

Enjoy over two hours with the "acknowledged master", Thomas Heywood, as you are taken on an illustrated tour of the concert organ tradition.  This spectacular presentation in full surround sound is a feast for the senses over 6 years in the making and well worth the wait!

From wheat to sheep, from vineyards to the Adelaide Oval, you will also see and hear a programme of musical delights from Operas, Symphonies, Sonatas, Marches and Concertos.

Be dazzled by Thomas Heywood’s "legendary" performances on one of the finest historic musical instruments in the southern hemisphere - the 1929 Grand Organ in St Peter’s Cathedral, Adelaide - the untouched 4-manual "sister" organ to the Grand Concert Organ in the Melbourne Town Hall, originally built by the same organ builders at the same time!

In addition to lavish views showing the amazing variety of pipes and the complex workings of the organ behind the facade, see the inner mechanism of the historic 4-manual organ console as never before - the largest example of its kind left anywhere in the world.

Programme highlights include:

Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute 
Elgar’s "Land of Hope and Glory" Military March
Schubert’s complete "Unfinished" Symphony 
Bach’s Double Violin Concerto 

And much more!

Special Features include:

Full Surround Sound
Watch Thomas Heywood’s “superhuman” feet on the Pedalboard Camera
Complete Grand Organ Specification
Repertoire Selection

Buy any DVD and CD together and receive a bonus 25% discount on the DVD price!


Full Programme and sample video
 
Price: $30.00 (USD)

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Thomas Heywood - Melbourne Town Hall Grand Concert Organ



THOMAS HEYWOOD

GRAND CONCERT ORGAN - MELBOURNE TOWN HALL


The Largest Musical Instrument in the Southern Hemisphere!

Opening Solo Concert

Thomas Heywood’s Opening Solo Concert on the world famous Melbourne Town Hall Organ - the largest musical instrument in the southern hemisphere - was one of the most significant musical events in history.

This spectacular DVD includes the complete concert programme (with three encores!) performed live to a capacity audience of over 2,000 people - including Heywood’s record-breaking world-premiere performance of his arrangement of Beethoven’s complete Fifth Symphony!

This amazing pipe organ is four storeys high with a greater floor space than five average homes.  It even has a bathroom and toilet!

Although the entire concert programme is included, the DVD also features the incredible variety of organ pipes behind the organ case – some of the 10,000 organ pipes are over three storeys high!

After the Video’s sell-out success, the DVD has been completely re-edited including new pipework footage, CD quality digital sound, a Commentary by Thomas Heywood and Simone Heywood, the option of watching Thomas Heywood’s ‘superhuman’ feet on the Pedalboard Camera, and Bonus Organ History and Complete Organ Specification pages!

Programme highlights include:

Beethoven’s complete Fifth Symphony
Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville
Concert Fantasia on ‘Carmen’
Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto

And much more!

Special Features include:

Commentary by Thomas Heywood & Simone Heywood
Watch Thomas Heywood’s “superhuman” feet on the Pedalboard Camera
Complete Melbourne Town Hall Organ Specification
Melbourne Town Hall Organ History Pages
Repertoire Selection

Buy any DVD and CD together and receive a bonus 25% discount on the DVD price!


Full Programme and sample video
 
Price: $30.00 (USD)

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