Sydney Opera House Grand Organ Inaugural Recital Series 1979


Now available on compact disc is a selection of works performed by significant Australian organists for the 1979 inauguration of the massive Ronald Sharp organ at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House. The 205 rank instrument was, at the time of the recording, the largest organ in Australia and the largest mechanical action instrument in the world.

The instrument contains a number of unique features, including the ability to switch between mechanical and electric action, and a predecessor to a computer memory which uses cassette tapes to record registration combinations.

Christa Rumsey
Théodore Dubois
Grand Choeur

Johann Caspar Kerll
Passacaglia in D minor

John Bennett
Trumpet Voluntary

Jehan Alain

Franz Schmidt
Chorale Prelude: Nun danket alle Gott

William Pierce
Robert Schumann
Canon in B minor

Malcolm Williamson
Epitaphs for Edith Sitwell

Douglas Lawrence
Nicholas Le Begue
Noel: This Day

Robert Ampt
J. B. Schiedermayr
Preludes for Christmas Time, op. 76, no 6

Franz Joseph Haydn
Pieces for mechanical clockMenuettAllegro moderatoMenuett: allegrettoAndanteAllegrettoMenuettVivace

Donald Hollier
Franz Liszt
Prelude and Fugue on B-A-C-H
Sistine Chapel Evocation
Am Grabe Richard Wagners

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SKU: MD3030
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Height 6.00
Depth 1.00


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