The Organ at Sydney Opera House
Peter Hurford
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4840351
Barcode
00028948403516
Format
1-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (arr. Hurford)
TOMASO ALBINONI (arr. REMO GIAZOTTO): Adagio in G minor
JEREMIAH CLARKE: Trumpet Tune in D major (arr. Hurford)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN : Wedding March from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
CÉSAR FRANCK: Chorale No. 2 in B minor
HERBERT MURRILL: Carillon
HENRY WALFORD DAVIES: Solemn Melody
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Toccata from Symphony No. 5

Peter Hurford
at the Organ of Sydney Opera House

Track previews
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
Herz Und Mund Und Tat Und Leben Cantata, BWV 147: Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Arr. Peter Hurford)
Adagio in G Minor
Trumpet Tune
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Incidental Music, Op. 61, MWV M 13: 9. Wedding March (Arr. Organ)
Chorale No. 2 in B Minor
Carillon for Organ
Solemn Melody
Symphony No. 5 in F Minor, Op. 42 No. 1 for Organ: 5. Toccata (Allegro)
Recording information

Recording Producer: Christopher Hazell
Balance Engineer: Martin Benge
Recording Location: Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia, 20–22 August 1982
Original Argo LP Release: ZRDL 1016
Original Decca CD Release: 411 929-2

Reviews

‘This is the sort of programme with which organs are baptized … There is a springiness in the playing which comes up fresh every time … All very good value.’ Gramophone, June 1983

‘Here’s a bit of fun. Imagine the astonishment of Purcell and Bach, leading from the bar of heaven to listen to the Trumpet Tune and ‘Jesu, joy on an organ beyond their wildest imaginings. Hurford plays as scrupulously for a popular audience as for the stuffiest international jury.’ Musical Times, December 1983