The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music

The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music : Music for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost

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The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music brings together a superb array of repertoire for use from Ash Wednesday through to Pentecost, providing a comprehensive volume for this extended liturgical period. The pieces-largely based on well-known hymn tunes-vary in style and length, suiting a range of purposes, from processionals and interludes to voluntaries and recital works. A range of technical difficulty makes the book useful for players of differing abilities, and clean and uncluttered scores leave interpretative decisions to the performer. An invaluable resource for a major part of the church more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 128 pages
  • 233 x 309 x 9mm | 456g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193386232
  • 9780193386235
  • 316,158

Table of contents

Aus der Tiefe rufe ich ; O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sunde gross ; Toccata: Aberystwyth ; Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir ; Chorale Prelude: Abridge ; Aus der Tiefe ; Chorale Prelude: Martyrdom ; Valet will ich dir geben ; Prelude: Winchester New ; Valet will ich dir geben ; Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder ; Herzliebster Jesu ; Chorale Prelude: Caswall ; Meditation: Love Unknown ; Chorale and Variation: Herzlich tut mich verlangen ; Chorale Prelude: Rockingham ; Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod ; Prelude: Were you there? ; Song 13 (Orlando Gibbons) ; Paraphrase on a chorus in Judas Maccabaeus (Handel) ; Variations: O filii et filiae ; I know that my Redeemer liveth, from Messiah ; Fantasy: Easter Hymn ; Variations: Noel nouvelet ; At Easter-tide ; Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Melchior Vulpius ; Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn ; Ricercare: Llanfair ; Fanfare: Gopsal ; Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott ; Chorale Prelude: Down Ampney ; Chorale Prelude: Hereford ; Veni Creator Spiritus ; Fanfare: Shine, Jesus, Shineshow more

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This is a truly eclectic collection which will have wide appeal to organists seeking seasonal music for liturgical and recital purposes. The title of the volume does not do it full justice, however, since the music follows the church year beyond Lent and Easter through to Ascension-tide and Pentecost. . . This is a major publication. It owes much to the skills of its editor, Robert Gower, and at about fifty pence per piece it is more than worth its price. There is much to explore and enjoy and most of the music is well within reasonable technical limits. Very highly recommended. * Alan Spedding, Organists' Review December 2012 * This is an essential book, a splendid collection of 34 pieces covering Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension and Pentecost. Well-known hymn tunes provide the basis of 29 of them. There are items written especially for this collection, as well as several earlier pieces that I have not seen elsewhere . . . I particularly enjoyed Naji Hakim's Variations: O filii et filiae, well stocked with the hallmarks of his style and a welcome reappearance of the composer after an absence from new music lists. The eye-opener for me was Fanfare: Shine, Jesus, Shine by Christopher Tambling. This is a winner, a splendid working over of a good tune and an exhilarating piece of organ music. The collection has many uses beyond the period in the title, and every organ loft should have a copy. * Trevor Webb, Church Music Quarterly, June 2013 *show more

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 more