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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In he was awarded the Lambeth degree of Doctor of Music. He had become a Fellow of this institution in at the age of This piece originated in an improvisation which Thalben-Ball played at the end of a live BBC daily religious service during World War II, when the service finished a couple of minutes earlier than expected. Avoid disclosing contact information email addresses, phone numbers, etc. Inhe succeeded Walford Davies as organist and director of the Temple Church choir, a post he held for nearly 60 years.

Under his direction, the choir achieved in international fame with its recording of Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayerfeaturing Ernest Lough as the treble soloist. I would highly recommend this to any organist. For many years he taught at the Royal College of Music, where his students included Meredith Davieslater to find fame as a conductor.

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Look inside 1 Look inside 1 Instrument: 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. From that time until his knighthood, he was generally known by his colleagues as Walford Davies had been known before him simply as “Doctor”. If you do not wish to be contacted, leave it blank.


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I have had a passion for church organs since the tender age of 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. We cannot post your review if it violates these guidelines. Close X Learn about Digital Video. Is it a good teaching tool? Close X Tell A Friend. Organ Solo sheet music Format: Jonathan thalben-bapl a short introduction to each piece, offering some background and tips about performance and registration.

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Stay up to date with Regent Classic on Facebook and Twitter. 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. Sorry but your review could not be submitted, please verify the form and try again. Retrieved from ” https: Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”.

Rate this product’s difficulty level: A regular radio broadcaster, Thalben-Ball also carried out numerous performances in many concert venues, tahlben-ball only in Britain; he gave the inaugural recitals on the organs of the Royal Albert Hall where he had the post of curator organist and the BBC Concert Hall.


This page was last edited on 18 Decemberat Feel free to recommend similar pieces if you liked this piece, or alternatives if you didn’t. It remains a much-played classic today, and is still beautiful and effective. English classical organists Male organists English composers Musicians from Sydney births deaths Australian Knights Bachelor Musicians awarded knighthoods Composers awarded knighthoods Australian Commanders of the Order of the British Empire Alumni of the Royal College of Music 20th-century British composers 20th-century Australian musicians 20th-century English musicians Holders of a Lambeth degree 20th-century organists.

It sounds fantastic and does not require too much work to prepare. This has 69 speaking stops spread over 3 manuals and pedals.

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Skip to content Skip to primary sidebar Skip to footer Choose a Category:. This is such a lovely piece I don’t know how I got along without it all these years. Thalben-Balls “Elegy” has been beloved since before he wrote it down! If you would like to watch the video tutorial right now — here it is: Careful shading of the swell boxes with regard to the central crescendo is also an important feature.

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