Centenary Plus

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"'.

Artist

Robert Ampt

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.


Press quotes

“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

Audio preview

Track Listing

    Overture to the Occasional Oratorio George Frideric Handel

  1. Andante maestoso
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio
  4. March − Allegro
  5. "Air on the G string" BWV 1068 Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 Johann Sebastian Bach
  7. To His Servant Bach, God Grants A Final Glimpse: The Morning Star Graeme Koehne
  8. Concert Etude Robert Ampt

  9. Introduction, Theme, Variation 1
  10. Variation 2
  11. Variation 3
  12. Variation 4/5/6
  13. Marcietta (Concluding Voluntary) Théodore Dubois
  14. Marche Triomphale Théodore Dubois
  15. Introduction, Variations and Finale on "God Save the Queen" William Thomas Best

  16. Introduction
  17. Theme / Variation 1
  18. Variation 2
  19. Variation 3
  20. Variation 4 / Finale: Introduction
  21. Finale: Fuga

Performers

Composers

Graeme Koehne

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.

Théodore Dubois

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.

Johann Sebastian Bach

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.

George Frideric Handel

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.


Where to buy

Centenary Plus can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Engineer
Martin Wright
Editing
Martin Wright
Venue
Sydney Town Hall
Thanks to
Sydney City Council
Release date
1993
Copyright
© 1993 Move Records
Phonogram
℗ 1993 Move Records
Categories
Baroque, Classical, Organ
Catalogue number
MD 3148
Alternate catalogue number
MD3148
Barcode
EAN 9314574314823