Regent Classic brings you this Musical Tutorial Series. Jonathan Kingston introduces and plays George Thalben Ball’s Elegy. Watch the video here.

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Stay up to date with Regent Classic on Facebook and Twitter. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. Latest posts by David Mason see all. It began as an improvisation on a radio program, but the audience was several million people. Close X Learn about Smart Music. 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.

Bringing on a full Swell with the box closed, he builds the ensemble, gradually adding stops up to Fifteenth and eventually mixtures and a Great reed at the climax. This name will appear next to your review. 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. It sounds fantastic and does not require too much work to prepare. Client Projects Music Tutorial Series. Views Read Edit View history.

So many listeners to the broadcast telephoned the BBC to ask what the composition was, that he decided to write down his improvisation as well as he could remember it. Careful shading of the swell boxes with regard to the central crescendo is also an important feature.


Look inside 1 Look inside 1 Instrument: For more information have a look at its specifications here. He had become a Fellow of this institution in at the age of It remains a much-played classic today, and is still beautiful and effective.

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He became Director of Music at the Temple Church in London, as well as City Organist at Birmingham Town Hall, and his name is still held with great respect by the majority of organists. The latter honour was conferred shortly after his retirement from Temple Church. I am pleased to have Jonathan working with us — he covers several areas from sales, demonstrations, voicing of instruments and performing.

He could sight-read, transpose and improvise in any style and at any length to the highest standard without perceptible effort. Is it a good teaching tool?

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Your video is in XX format and is playable on most pre-installed video eldgy. He wrote in an organ solo called ‘Toccata Beorma’ as a celebration of his links with the city.

Thalben-Balls “Elegy” has been beloved since before he wrote it down!

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This event occurred in at the RCM, when he was aged Used to contact you regarding your review. The performance drops away quickly from the climax to the opening dynamic, knocking off stops using a couple of Great pistons and manipulating the Swell box. 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.

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Make a wish list for gifts, suggest standard repertoire, let students know which books to buy, boast about pieces you’ve mastered: In he was awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music. From that time until his knighthood, he was generally known by his colleagues as Walford Davies had been known before him simply as “Doctor”. Please see our Privacy Policy for details. By signing up you consent with the thalben-ball in our Privacy Policy.

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Ball until early adulthood “Thalben” was his mother’s maiden name. It is flowing, meditative, and suitable for many occasions prelude, communion, funeral Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. This recording was followed by dlegy number of others on the HMV label. Inhe succeeded Walford Davies as organist and director of the Temple Church choir, a post he held for nearly 60 years.