Organ Fireworks, Vol. 8 - Organ Of The Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Christopher Herrick

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA66978

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Release Date:  01 October 1997

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169781

Genres:  Classical  Solo Instrumental  

  • Description

    The end of June saw much ink spilled over whether the British or the Chinese organized the more spectacular fireworks to mark the handover of Hong Kong; Christopher Herrick's display on the Rieger organ of the HK Cultural Centre makes a third strong contender. The organ has ninety-three speaking stops, and its 8,000 pipes are here unleashed on such gems as Elgar's Imperial March and the Hungarian March 'Rákóczi' from Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, here in a stunning arrangement by W T Best. The imperial theme is continued with such works as Paine's Concert Variations on the Austrian Hymn, and Reger's Variations and Fugue on 'Heil dir im Siegerkranz' (the tune being more recognizable, to English listeners at least, as 'God save the King').

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Organ Fireworks VIII: When Johnny Comes Marching Home
      • 2. Organ Fireworks VIII: Imperial March
      • 3. Op. 32
      • 4. Organ Fireworks VIII: Concert Variations On The Austrian Hymn
      • 5. Op. 3
      • 6. No. 1
      • 7. Organ Fireworks VIII: Prelude And Dugue On Bach
      • 8. S260
      • 9. Organ Fireworks VIII: Moto Ostinato From Sonntagsmusik
      • 10. Organ Fireworks VIII: Variations And Fugue On 'Heil dir im Siegerkranz (God Save The King)
      • 11. Fantasia In F Minor And Major
      • . K 594: Adagio - Allegro - Adagio