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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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.

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

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.

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.

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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 bakl also an important feature.

Jonathan then moves into the following section where the theme is played entirely on the Great division with a slightly larger Swell thalbne 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.

The performance drops away quickly from the climax to geroge opening dynamic, knocking off stops using a couple of Great pistons and manipulating the Swell box. I am pleased to have Jonathan working with us — he covers several areas from sales, demonstrations, voicing of instruments and performing.

He would be very pleased to hear from any churches or individuals requiring an engaging and lively recitalist. Jonathan plays this piece on baol instrument buit especially for the Boston AGO of This has 69 speaking stops spread over 3 manuals and pedals.

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It has a internal library of over alternative voice samples allowing the user to create totally individual voice pallets from classic English through Baroque and Romantic. For more information have georgr look at its specifications here. Skip to content Skip elety primary sidebar Skip to footer Choose a Category:. Behind the Scenes Interesting Installations. Client Projects Music Tutorial Series. 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.


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If you would like to watch the video tutorial right now — here it is: The following two tabs change content below. I have had a passion thakben church organs since the tender age of 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.

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