Orchestral Transcriptions on their home turf!
Thomas Trotter, Birmingham City Organist since 1983 in addition to carrying on a far-ranging career as a recitalist and teacher, plays a brilliant program of concert pieces composed or transcribed for exactly this kind of organ. The 1834 Town Hall Organ has been most recently restored by N. P. Mander. This is the first recording since that restoration. A generously illustrated booklet accompanies the recording and provides notes on the program and organ, as well as the historic hall itself.
HANDEL: Concert No. 16 in F
THALBEN-BALL: Variations on a theme by Paganini for pedals, Elegy
BEST: Concert Fantasia on a Welsh March(Men of Harlech)
BIZET, tr. Lemare: Carmen Suite
LEMARE: Andantino in D flat (Moonlight and Roses), Rondo Capriccio, Concertstück
WAGNER, tr. Lemare: Rienzi Overture