Bolero – music for organ 4 hands
Douglas Lawrence and Elizabeth Anderson, organ duet. 'Bolero' features arrangements of classical favourites for four hands performed on the Melbourne Concert Hall Organ.
The Melbourne Concert Hall boasts a grand pipe organ in the French style. Features arrangements of classical favourites for four hands in a program which includes a tour-de-force reading of Ravel's Bolero, Mozart's 'Eine Kleine Nacht Music' and 'Menuetto', preludes and fugues by Handel, Wesley's 'Duet for Organ' and more.
Melbourne organist Douglas Lawrence is Director of Music at The Scots' Church and Teacher of the Organ at the University of Melbourne and was the founding director of Choir of Ormond College, a position he held from 1982 to 2006.
Elizabeth Anderson has performed in no less than eleven international concert tours to Europe, Japan and Singapore. She is a regular guest lecturer and performer at universities and music schools throughout Australia.
“well recorded ... a resounding effect.”
— Bill Hoffmann, Canberra Times
“a banquet of goodies”
— Bruce Steele, Organo Pleno
- A fancy Thomas Tomkins
- A verse Nicholas Carlton
- Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525 Serenade Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Fugue in E minor, Op. posth. 152, D.952, für Orgel zu vier Händen Franz Schubert
- Fuga-Alla Capella
- Praeludium und Fuge für Orgel zu vier Händen Adagio and Fuga J. G. Albrechtsberger
- Bolero Maurice Ravel
Zwey Fugen für zwey Personen auf einem Clavier George Frideric Handel
Duet for Organ Samuel Wesley
Canon Two in One Benjamin Cooke
Sonata in C major, K.19d Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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.
Many consider Ravel as a major composer for the piano as well as a genius of orchestration. But it is always a surprise to discover how few works make up his total output for the instrument. All his compositions for piano can be performed in under two and one half hours.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. He composed over 600 works, many acknowledged as pinnacles of symphonic, concertante, chamber, piano, operatic, and choral music. He is among the most enduringly popular of classical composers.
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.