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Gillian Weir: The King of Instruments / Bach, Saint-Saens, Messian [DVD]

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in E flat major, BWV 552 "St. Anne"
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Noel pour l'amour de Marie (Chantons, je vous prie), for organ (Nouveau Livre de Noels no 9)
>Lucchinetti, Giovani B. : Sonata for 2 organs in D
>Muffat, Georg : Toccata Duodecima
>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Piece in C major for a Clock Organ
>Schnitzer, Franz Xaver : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 1
>Couperin, Louis : Messe pour les Couvents
>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantaisie for Organ in E flat major
>Liszt, Franz : Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1
>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale"
>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre
>Ives, Charles : Variations for Organ on "America"
>Eben, Petr : Moto Ostinato for organ
>Vierne, Louis : Pièces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 4, Op. 55
>Mulet, Henri : Byzantine Sketches (10), for organ
>Dupré, Marcel : Variations on a Noël for Organ, Op. 20
>Messiaen, Olivier : La Nativite du Seigneur
>Bonnet, Joseph : Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 7
>Franck, César : Chorales (3) for Organ
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Notes & Reviews:

The six programs comprising The King of Instruments were shown on BBC Wales and BBC2 in 1989. Although many of the television production techniques used in making the series are commonplace today, they were very new and groundbreaking at the time.

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 152 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, Color



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1620

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue for Organ in E flat major, BWV 552 "St. Anne" :: F
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1739

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Noël pour l'amour de Marie (Chantons, je vous prie), for organ (Nouveau Livre de Noëls no 9)
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1757

>Lucchinetti, Giovani B. : Sonata for 2 organs in D
  • Performers: Huw Williams (Organ); Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Muffat, Georg : Toccata Duodecima
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 17th Century

>Haydn, Franz Joseph : Piece in C major for a Clock Organ
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Schnitzer, Franz Xaver : Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 1 :: no 4 in D major
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Classical

>Couperin, Louis : Messe pour les Couvents :: Excerpt(s)
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Buxtehude, Dietrich : Prelude, Fugue and Chaconne for Organ in C major, BuxWV 137
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Fantaisie for Organ in E flat major
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1857

>Liszt, Franz : Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H, S 260
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1855/1870

>Widor, Charles-Marie : Symphony for Organ no 5 in F minor, Op. 42 no 1 :: 5th movement, Toccata
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: ?1880

>Handel, George Frideric : Concerto for Organ in F major, HWV 295 "Cuckoo and the Nightingale" :: 1st movement, Allegro
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1739

>Wagner, Richard : Die Walküre :: Ride of the Valkyries
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1856

>Ives, Charles : Variations for Organ on "America"
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1891-1892

>Eben, Petr : Moto Ostinato for organ
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Vierne, Louis : Pièces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 4, Op. 55 :: Naiades
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Mulet, Henri : Byzantine Sketches (10), for organ :: Tu es Petra
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Marcel Dupré (1886 - 1971) : Variations on a Noël for Organ, Op. 20
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Messiaen, Olivier : La Nativité du Seigneur :: 9. Dieu parmi nous
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Bonnet, Joseph : Pieces (12) for Organ, Op. 7 :: no 11, Elfes
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Franck, César : Chorales (3) for Organ :: no 3 in A minor, M 40
  • Performer: Gillian Weir (Organ)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890