Elegy for Organ [George Thomas Thalben-Ball] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. (Music Sales America). George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for. Regent Classic brings you this Musical Tutorial Series. Jonathan Kingston introduces and plays George Thalben Ball’s Elegy. Watch the video here. George Thalben-Ball: Elegy For Organ, George Thalben-Ball’s elegy for organ. ( NOV) en-GB.

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Jonathan then moves into the following section where the theme is played entirely on the Great division with a slightly larger Swell registration coupled, adding stops on the Great with a Swell crescendo. This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat The Temple Church, where George was organist for many years Noble English organs with sturdy foundations and orchestral tones are ideal vehicles for performing this piece, suggests Jonathan Kingston, who performs the piece for us here.

Careful shading of the swell boxes with regard to the central crescendo is also an important feature. Organist Jonathan Kingston is playing on a Regent Classic custom built digital organ, which has 69 stops, with all couplers managed from tabs above the Swell manual.

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It is flowing, meditative, and suitable for many occasions prelude, communion, funeral Is it a good teaching tool? Views Read Edit View history. Do you usually like this style of music?

Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video players. Noble English organs with sturdy foundations and orchestral elsgy are ideal vehicles for performing this piece, suggests Jonathan Kingston, who performs the piece for us here.


This recording was followed by a number of others on the HMV label.

The level of his talent can be gleaned from the fact that he played the solo part in the first performance by an English-trained pianist of Rachmaninoff ‘s famously difficult Piano Concerto No. Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc.

Close X Saved to Music List. Latest posts by David Mason see all. He dedicated his Elegy, apparently conceived as an improvisation to fill in time at the end of a BBC-recorded service during the war, to Walford Davis who preceded him as organist at the Temple Church in London.

All submitted reviews become the licensed property of Sheet Music Plus and are subject to all laws pertaining thereto. During this tenure, he gave over 1, weekly recitals. Do you like the artist? From that time until his knighthood, he was generally known by his colleagues as Walford Davies had been known before him wlegy as “Doctor”.

This piece originated in an improvisation which Thalben-Ball played at the end of a live BBC daily religious service during World War II, when the service finished a couple of minutes earlier than expected. This event thapben in at the RCM, when he was aged He wrote in an organ solo called ‘Toccata Beorma’ as a celebration of his links with the city. Read our Privacy Policy. This is a very nice piece to have in the organist’s library.

He compiled, in addition, a complete set of chants for the psalmsmost of them being his own work; this set was published as The Choral Psalter. It has a dignified British sound, and falls nicely under the fingers. Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame with its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerfeaturing Ernest Lough as the treble soloist.


I own and run Regent Classic Organs with a close attention to the detail that musicians appreciate; and a clear understanding of the benefits of digital technology and keeping to the traditional and emotional elements of organ playing.

Behind the Scenes Interesting Installations. Inhe succeeded Walford Davies as organist and director of the Temple Church choir, a post he held for nearly 60 years.

In he was awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music. Close X Music Lists.

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Close X Learn about Smart Music. Thalben-Ball composed several anthems and organ works, of which the elegt known is his meditative Elegy for organ, which was played, for example, at the Funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales.

To create a music list, please sign in. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. A “basic” repertoire piece; if you don’t have He would be very pleased to hear from any churches or individuals requiring an engaging and lively recitalist.

Jonathan gives a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about elehy and registration.