Christopher Trikilis

Pipe Organ & Pianoforte | performance, coaching, consultant

DVD Recordings

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HISTORIC PIPE ORGANS OF MELBOURNE – VOLUME TWO is the second DVD in a series showcasing Melbourne’s oldest and most important pipe organs.

Released in 2012, Christopher performs on the historic 1898-1900 3-manual Fincham organ in
St Mary’s Star-of-the-Sea
in West Melbourne. This organ, classified by the National Trust of Australia, is the largest instrument still in existence by leading colonial organ builder George Fincham. Other instruments featured on this DVD are located at the Wesley Church Box Hill, St Aloysius’ Caulfield, Sacre-Cœur Chapel Glen Iris, Holy Trinity Williamstown and the Scotch College Memorial Hall in Hawthorn.

Like its predecessor, The DVD features organ demonstrations as well as historical information and interviews putting these instruments in their social and historical context.

Christopher performing Théodore Salomé’s Grand Chœur and Leon Boëllmann’s Prière à Notre-Dame in
St Mary’s Star-of-the-Sea, West Melbourne.

 

HISTORIC PIPE ORGANS OF MELBOURNE – VOLUME ONE is the first DVD in a series showcasing Melbourne’s oldest and most important pipe organs.

Christopher performs on the heritage-listed 2-manual 1862 Nicholson organ at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Mentone – and is one of six featured instruments on this DVD (along with pipe organs in St Linus’ Merlynston, St Stephen’s Richmond, The Avenue Uniting Church Blackburn, St Mark’s Fawkner and St Paul’s Cathedral Melbourne). Released in 2010, the DVD features organ demonstrations as well as historical information and interviews putting these instruments in their social and historical context.

Christopher performing Christian Hellemann’s ‘Cantilene for the Organ’ and Benjamin Carr’s ‘Variations to the Sicilian Hymn’ in St Patrick’s Mentone.

 

The two DVDs have been released by Assemble Edit Productions and are part of a series sponsored by the Organ Historical Trust of Australia. Further details (including to purchase online) are available from the Assemble Edit website.


 

Audio Recordings

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The CD DIAPASON celebrates the 150th anniversary of the 1862 Bishop Kelly Pipe Organ in St Patrick’s Mentone.

One of Australia’s most significant historic instruments, it was built by Frederick Nicholson for the Independent Church in Prahran (now Chapel off Chapel). Organ duo Christopher Trikilis and Dr Gordon Atkinson team up to explore the rich sounds of the Nicholson organ – for two and four hands!

Music by Vierne, Walther, Hesse, Bonelli and others.

Preview tracks from ‘Diapason':

  • Louis Vierne: Trois Improvisations (1929) – Cortège
  • Johann Gottfried Walther: Concerto in B minor (after Vivaldi LV 133) – Allegro
  • Aurelio Bonelli: Two Toccatas a 8 – Toccata ‘Cleopatra’

 

Further information about this CD, and to purchase a copy online, please click here. Alternatively, copies of this recording are available for purchase by contacting the St Patrick’s Parish Office on (03) 9583 2103.