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Maid In China

NOW A Collectors Edition

In April 2000, Carol Williams gave the inaugural concerts on the newly-installed Austin organ in Beijing's Forbidden City Concert Hall which is some five minutes walk from the famous Tiananmen Square.

The CD comprises "live" extracts from the concert with the Beijing Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tan Lihua and from the concert devoted solely to the new instrument, together with some session recordings. The repertoire covered includes works by Widor, Bossi, Bach, Sibelius, Sousa, Joplin and the closing track is the final part of Saint-Saens Organ Symphony. Contemporary music was featured with compositions by British composers Gavin Stevens and David Hellewell.

Toccata, Symphonie V, Op. 42 Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)
Etude Symphonique, Op. 78 Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925)
Aria (Suite in D) J.S. Bach (1685-1750) Arr. J. Stuart Archer
Fuga Sopra il Magnificat, BWV 733 J.S. Bach
Toccata Gavin Stevens (b. 1962)
El Flautista Alegre Ramón Noble (b. 1925)
Intrada, Op. 111a Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Trumpet Voluntary Jeremiah Clarke (circa 1670-1707) Arr. J. Stuart Archer
Toccata "O Filii et Filiae" Lynnwood Farnam (1885-1930)
Boléro de Concert, Op. 166 Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869)
Toccata, "Suite Gothique", Op. 25 Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897)
Land of Fire, Op.6 David Hellewell (b. 1932) Arr. C. Williams
Prelude on Greensleeves Traditional Arr. Richard Purvis
The Washington Post John Philip Sousa (1854-1932) Arr. C. Williams
The Entertainer Scott Joplin (1868-1917) Arr. C. Williams
Hello Dolly Jerry Herman (b. 1933) Arr. C. Williams
Maestoso, Symphonie III, C minor, Op. 78 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) (Beijing Symphonic Orchestra. Tan Lihua, Conductor)
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