DVD Catalogue


Thomas Heywood - Melbourne Town Hall Grand Concert Organ



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:

The Australian National Anthem

Gioachino Rossini, transcribed by Thomas Heywood
Overture to The Barber of Seville

Franz Joseph Haydn, trans. Thomas Heywood
Trumpet Concerto in E flat

Johann Sebastian Bach
Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542

Sergey Rachmaninoff, trans. Arthur Eaglefield Hull
Prélude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2

Edwin Henry Lemare
Concert Fantasia on Bizet’s Carmen

History of the Grand Organs in the Melbourne Town Hall

Sir Edward Elgar, trans. Sir George Clement Martin
Imperial March, Op. 32

Ludwig van Beethoven, trans. Thomas Heywood
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky, trans. Dr Frederick Hohman
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a No. 3

Philip Charles Plaisted, trans. Thomas Heywood
Grand March
[composed for the opening of the Melbourne Town Hall organ, August 1872]

Johann Sebastian Bach, edited by Thomas Heywood
Toccata from Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565

Cat. No.: HWD27504
Price: $30.00 (USD)

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