Search:
Submit Search


The organ at the Royal Wedding

A discussion forum for anything even marginally Hauptwerk-related.

The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby adri » Sat May 19, 2018 9:15 am

adri
Member
 
Posts: 1375
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:33 am
Location: Belgrade, Serbia

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby josq » Sat May 19, 2018 3:19 pm

I guess that in a single day, this organ has been heard by more people than many other reputable organs in their entire lifetime of centuries.
josq
Member
 
Posts: 723
Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:11 pm

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby IainStinson » Sat May 19, 2018 3:24 pm

The organ music played before the service was:
Marche Hèroïque Sir Alfred Herbert Brewer (1865–1928)
Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 541 Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Psalm-Prelude Set 1, No. 2 Herbert Howells (1892–1983)
[/b]Symphony No. 4, Andante Cantabile Charles-Marie Widor (1844–1937)
Prelude on ‘Rhosymedre’ Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872–1958)

Full service at https://www.royal.uk/order-service-prince-harry-and-ms-meghan-markles-wedding

Iain
User avatar
IainStinson
Member
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Location: NW England, UK

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby IainStinson » Mon May 21, 2018 4:40 am

The history of the organ at St George’s Windsor is covered in an excellent book by Roger Judd and published by Positif Press Oxford. (Their website doesn’t seem to exist anymore…130 Southfield Road Oxford OX4 1PA England). The book includes pictures of the Rothwell console with the stop controls (stop keys) between the manuals). You can see a picture of one of the two consoles (about 1930) with Walford Davies playing. Image

There is an interesting website showing the Rothwell organ at St George’s Headstone, Harrow http://www.stgeorgeheadstone.org.uk/section/4,

Iain
User avatar
IainStinson
Member
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Location: NW England, UK

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby mkc1 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:58 pm

Just looking at the specification, there seems to be an absence of large open flutes at 8' pitch on the organ. I would've expected one on the great, but there's only the stopped diapason. Perhaps the Cor de Nuit on the solo fits the bill.
mkc1
Member
 
Posts: 170
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 7:47 pm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby engrssc » Wed May 23, 2018 4:00 pm



Didn't find anything about the organ, just pictures.

Rgds,
Ede
User avatar
engrssc
Member
 
Posts: 5522
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:12 pm
Location: Roscoe, IL, USA

Re: The organ at the Royal Wedding

Postby IainStinson » Thu May 24, 2018 6:08 am

The "Full Service " i.e. the details of the ceremony can be found in a pdf on the page referenced. This is not about the organ but about the wedding service. It is often interesting to know what music was used at these events (as sometimes wedding couples ask for that "song" they had at the Royal Wedding).

A link giving details of the organ were posted by adri. The url https://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/worship-music/music/the-organ/ gives some details of the instrument and comments on the atypical console arrangement which existed in the 1930s. My post with the picture of the console (stop controls between the manuals) being played by Walford Davies and the link to St George's Headstone Harrow (not St George's Windsor) gave more details of this type of console.

Iain
User avatar
IainStinson
Member
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:08 pm
Location: NW England, UK


Return to General discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: erikds, Thimae and 3 guests