A new CD presenting the spectacular sound of the organ of Manchester's stunning Bridgewater Hall at its very best. Jonathan Scott showcases the instrument's entire capabilities in a programme of great music, which includes original organ works
and transcriptions of orchestral favourites.

BRIDGEWATER HALL ORGAN
"From the first note of Suppé's joyous Poet & Peasant
Overture to the final thrilling chords of Widor's Toccata
this CD has something for everyone."

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THE BRIDGEWATER HALL ORGAN

The monumental £1.2 million centrepiece of the Bridgewater Hall's world-class auditorium is the Marcussen concert organ. Built in 1996, this instrument was designed as a modern symphonic concert instrument with 76 beautifully voiced stops, a battery of trompettes en chamade and is an integral part of the hall's architectural and acoustic space. It is 42 feet high, 45 feet wide, weighs 22 tons, and contains over 5,500 pipes ranging in length from a few inches to 32 feet. The organ is playable from two four manual and pedal consoles - one is an integral 'fixed' mechanical console, and the other is a mobile recital console which is connected by an optic-cable.


BRIDGEWATER HALL ORGAN  MOBILE CONSOLE
Jonathan Scott at the organ's mobile console

Bridgewater Hall Organ Console
The mobile Console of The Bridgewater Hall



BRIDGEWATER HALL ORGAN PEDAL BOARD
The pedalboard of the mobile console
 

CD recorded utilising 24-bit technology - DDD STEREO
SBDRCD004

Spectacular The organ the bridgewater hall SBDRCD004
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