Thomas Heywood - Top of the Stops!
TOP OF THE STOPS!
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
Buy any DVD and CD together and receive a bonus 25% discount on the DVD price!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, transcribed by W.T. Best
Overture to The Magic Flute
Antonio Vivaldi, trans. Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto in A minor, Op. 3 No. 8 [Concerto No. 2, BWV 593]
Hector Berlioz, trans. W.T. Best
Hungarian March "Rakoczy" from The Damnation of Faust, Op. 24
Franz Schubert, trans. J. Stuart Archer
Symphony No. 8 - "The Unfinished", D. 759
Sir Edward Elgar, trans. Edwin H. Lemare
Military March No. 1 in D from the ’Pomp and Circumstance’ Military Marches, Op. 39
Camille Saint-Saëns, trans. Alexandre Guilmant
The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals
Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 80
Johann Sebastian Bach, trans. Thomas Heywood
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor (1st mvt), BWV 1043
Four pieces by Edwin H. Lemare
i. Concertstück (In the form of a Tarantella), Op. 90
ii. Rondo Capriccio (A Study in Accents), Op. 64
iii. Canzonetta [in B minor], Op. 70
iv. Toccata di Concerto, Op. 59
Antonín Dvorák, trans. Edwin H. Lemare
Humoreske, Op. 101 No. 7
Cat. No.: HWD16510
Price: $30.00 (USD)