Sydney city organist, Robert Ampt plays the spectacular Sydney Town Hall Grand Organ in a program of music spanning over one hundred years of organ music at the Sydney Town Hall.
Includes 'Bach's Air on a G String' and 'Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor'; Handel's 'Overture on the Occasional Oratorio', Koehne's 'To His Servant Bach', 'God Grants a Final Glimpse'; Dubois' 'Marcietta' and 'March Triomphale', Best's 'Variations on "God Save the Queen"' and Ampt's 'Concert Étude on a "Pub with no Beer"'.
Robert Ampt is the Sydney City Organist and Organist/Choirmaster of Sydney's German Lutheran Church. An active recitalist and teacher, he composes and arranges music for the organ, has written two children's introductions to the organ, and has written an extensive history of the Sydney Town Hall organ.
“A magnificent record of a magnificent organ.”
— Victorian Organ Journal
“10 out of 10 to Robert Ampt: and 12 out of 10 to the Sydney organ. Buy this compact disc. I'll wager you'll not be disappointed!”
— Pro Musica, NZ
“If your taste is for things grand ...”
— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno
- Andante maestoso
- March − Allegro
- Orchestral Suite No.3 in D major, BWV 1068 Air on the G string Johann Sebastian Bach
- Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Johann Sebastian Bach
- To His Servant Bach, God Grants A Final Glimpse: The Morning Star Graeme Koehne
- Introduction, Theme, Variation 1
- Variation 2
- Variation 3
- Variations 4, 5 and 6
- Marcietta (Concluding Voluntary) Théodore Dubois
- Marche Triomphale Théodore Dubois
- Theme / Variation 1
- Variation 2
- Variation 3
- Variation 4 / Finale: Introduction
- Finale: Fuga
Overture to the Occasional Oratorio George Frideric Handel
Concert Etude Robert Ampt
Introduction, Variations and Finale on God Save the Queen William Thomas Best
- Robert Ampt · organ
George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.
Australian composer Graeme Koehne is a Lecturer in Music at Adelaide University. Koehne's solo, ensemble and orchestral music is widely performed including commissions from the Australian Ballet, the Sydney Dance Company and the Seymour Group.
François-Clément Théodore Dubois (1837 – 1924) was a French composer, organist and teacher. The music of Dubois includes ballets, operas, oratorios and symphonies. His best known work is the oratorio Les sept paroles du Christ which continues to be given an occasional airing; and his Toccata in G (1889), for the organ.
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