Sir George Thalben-Ball plays his own Elegy in B-flat at the Rushworth & Dreaper organ of the St Mark's, Audley St. in 1948. Due to the limitations of the 78rpm record, he omits the brief introduction. Mr. Thomas Trotter played this piece during his Year of the Organ concert engagement for us in Tampa October of 2008. How wonderful to hear the composer play this beautiful piece.
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BWV 645 Collection Schübler Chorales
Title: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Subtitle à 2 Clav. et Pedal; anto fermo in Tenore
Venue: 1724-30 Trost organ, Stadtkirche, Waltershausen, Germany.
BW: Ged8, Pr4
HW: Pr8, Viol8, Pr4, Tr8
Ped: Sub16, Oct8, Viol8
Literally, the title translates as "Wake up, the voices are calling us." To fit the three syllables of the German, the more commonly found translation "Sleepers Wake" is used, and it is by this name that it is best known in English.
Link to this organ photo and specs: http://www.blockmrecords.org/bach/organs/waltershausen.htm
(www.blockmrecords.org website offers free downloads of the complete extant organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded by Dr. James Kibbie from 2007 to 2009 on original baroque organs in Germany.)