The Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music for Organ

The Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music for Organ

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33 grand ceremonial pieces that are ideal for use at weddings, as voluntaries, or for recitals. Not all the music is loud and extrovert: together with pieces like fanfares and marches, the collection contains a sprinkling of quieter items in solemn mood.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 128 pages
  • 228 x 308 x 12mm | 498.96g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. music.
  • 0193754088
  • 9780193754089
  • 236,837

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Robert Gower has made a useful compilation of thirty one pieces, most of which are familiar but with just enough new or unusual ones to make the collection worth the additional investment . . . Printing and layout are clear and bold, with plenty of space around the stave for writing notes. * The Organ, May 98 * This is a useful collection of 33 pieces of varying styles and character . . . As with all Oxford publications, the quality of production is superb. The music is well annotated, with editorial markings in brackets. Heavyweight paper ensures the book will last for many years. Altogether, for many organists this is a collection that will be used and reused for many years. It contains a wealth of new compositions, useful arrangments, and old favourites. It contains some
challenges for the organist, but also has pieces that could be read at sight. A highly recommended investment. * Organo Pleno (was Victorian Organ Journal), April 99 *
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Table of contents

Chorale from Suite Gothique ; Menuet gothique from Suite Gothique ; Allegro from Symphony in D ; Sun Dance from Organ Dances ; Fanfare from La peri ; Nimrod from Enigma Variations ; Toccata ; Grand choeur dialoguee ; Two pieces from Judas Maccabeus (See, the conqu'ring hero come!; March) ; La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music ; Minuet from Fireworks Music ; Interlude from Water Music ; Processional ; March ; Tuba tune ; Tuba Magna ; Recessional ; Fanfare ; War march of the priests ; Les Gendarmes ; Gavotte ; Carillon ; Elegy ; Festival voluntary ; Rondo from Abdelazar ; Three Pieces from Dioclesian (Dance of the Bacchanais) ; First Act Tune ; Second Music ; Grand Choeur ; Ceremonial March ; Siciliene ; Solemn Melody ; Introduction and March from the Battle of Britain
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About Robert Gower

Robert Gower studied at The Royal School of Church Music before graduating from Oxford University with a music degree, subsequently working as Director of Music at Radley College, Oxfordshire and Glenalmond College, Perthshire. As an organist, he has broadcast extensively on BBC radio and performs recitals throughout the UK. His commitment to English twentieth-century repertoire is seen in his work as Chairman of the Gerald Finzi and Percy Whitlock charitable trusts
and through his editorship of OUP's Finzi and Walton Organ Albums. He is the compiler of several Oxford organ collections.
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