Here are some sample sounds of the Auckland Town Hall Organ. We shall add more as they become available.
Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3
Extract from Saint-Saëns: Symphony No 3
played by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra,
conducted by Arvo Volmer, with Thomas Trotter, organ.
Taken from a recording of the official opening of the new Organ, Sunday 21 March 2010
Guilmant’s Symphony in D minor
Extract from Guilmant’s Symphony No 1 in D minor for Organ and Orchestra,
played by the Auckland Youth Orchestra, conducted by Antun Pouanich,
with Paul Tarling, organ. 21 March 2010.
César Franck: Pièce Héroïque
Extract from César Franck’s Pièce Héroïque,
played by Olivier Latry on Auckland Town Hall Organ on 3 April 2012
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Inaugural Concert CD for Auckland Town Hall Organ
The organ in Auckland Town Hall, New Zealand, was originally built in 1911. Nearly 100 years later, it was rebuilt by the firm of Klais and unveiled on 21 March 2010. The inaugural concert presented the rebuilt organ in a variety of roles: as a solo instrument, accompanying choirs, with orchestra, and as a ceremonial civic instrument.
The CD includes extracts from:
- I was glad – Parry
- Organ Symphony in C – John Wells
- Symphony in D minor – Guilmant