Episode #1337

From the BBC Proms

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Royal Albert Hall, London (Chris Christodoulou)

This week's performances come from the world’s most popular classical music festival, the BBC Proms at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Program Details:

Eric Coates: Sound and Vision March

Arthur Sullivan (arr. Hills): 'Mikado' Memories

Billy Mayerl: Ace of Hearts, fr Four Aces Suite

Thomas Wright ("Fats") WALLER: A Handful of Keys

Edward German: Nell Gwyn Dances

John Ireland: Villanella, fr Miniature Suite

Roger Quilter: A Children's Overture

–Richard Hills (1871 Willis–1933 Harrison–2004 Mander/Royal Albert Hall, London) BBC Special (r. 8/26/13)

Comments [1]

Geoff Lloyd from Shropshire

This OAP pays just tribute to the brilliant organist Richard Hills - a performer so singular in ability to cross the divide of classical pipe organ to cinema/theatre.
Hills' ability to arrange and transpose the music of yesteryear is exemplary.
The musical world needs Richard to copy-and-perform the pre-war 78rpm recordings of the late and much revered Sidney Torch. Whilst Torch is much-recorded he refused to return to the cinema/theatre organ after circa WW2. Therefore, there exists a need for his recordings to be re-recorded in modern style.
Sidney Torch was classically trained and was to become both a composer and arranger.
Best regards,

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Sep. 05 2014 06:02 AM

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