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The Organ Resounds

David Briggs puts the spectacular new organ at Llandaff Cathedral through its paces, featuring favourites from the French repertoire and a full-length improvised organ symphony.

David Briggs puts the spectacular new organ at Llandaff Cathedral through its paces in its first radio broadcast since the instrument was installed there in 2010. David makes the most of its sumptuous colours and room filling power in a programme that features his own version of Saint-Saëns's famous ‘Organ Symphony’ finale, Widor in prayerful mode and Dupré at his most flamboyant. Plus, David puts to the test his reputation as one of the world’s greatest exponents in the art of extemporisation. The entire second half of his programme comprises a full-length, fully improvised organ symphony; a technical and musical feat that has to be heard to be believed.

Presented by Andrew McGregor

Saint-Saëns (transc. Briggs): Finale from Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78
Bach: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier BWV 731
Bach: Pièce d’orgue BWV 572
Widor: Andante sostenuto (Symphonie gothique)
Dupré: Deuxième Symphonie, Op 26

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David Briggs: Symphonie improvisée on Three Welsh Themes

David Briggs (organ)

2 hours, 28 minutes

Last on

Wed 25 Sep 2019 19:30

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Symphony No 3 in C minor, Op 78 (Finale)

    Performer: David Briggs. Music Arranger: David Briggs.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Fantasia in G major, BWV 572

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Fugue in D, WoO 31

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Symphony Gothique, Op 70 (Andante sostenuto)

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Marcel Dupré

    Symphony No 2 for organ, Op 26

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Charles‐Marie Widor

    Piano Trio, Op 19 (Scherzo)

    Ensemble: Parnassus Trio.
    • MDG: 30317942.
    • MDG.
    • 3.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane (arr. for organ)

    Performer: Iveta Apkalna.
    • Oehms : OC678.
    • Oehms.
    • 12.
  • David Briggs

    Symphonie Improvisée on Three Welsh Themes

    Performer: David Briggs.
  • Louise Farrenc

    Symphony No 3 in G minor, Op 36

    Orchestra: NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Johannes Goritzki.
    • CPO.

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