Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music for Manuals

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

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A collection of manuals-only organ music covering the church's year from Lent to Passiontide, containing arrangements of core repertoire from the 18th- to 20th-century plus new pieces. This technically accessible music (approx. grades 4-5) is perfect for less confident organists and for use in churches with organs without pedals. Optional pedal parts are provided.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 80 pages
  • 234 x 312 x 6mm | 296g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193517647
  • 9780193517646
  • 844,164

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It is an excellent collection for organists who don't use their feet, for organists playing on an instrument without pedals, or as extra repertoire for organists who might otherwise be using pedals, since the quality of many of the pieces here is so high. Furthermore, as the compiler suggests, "organists who are at ease using the pedals will find it entirely possible to introduce these at times of their own discretion." . . . Palm Sunday introduces the first of the
new pieces, a splendid Postlude on Sing Hosanna by Christopher Tambling. Other new pieces appear under Pentecost, with a Prelude on Hereford by Francis Jackson first heard at the funeral of his wife, Priscilla, and a Prelude on Skye Boat Song by Robert Gower himself . . . The range of music is
extensive, the editing is performance-friendly, the music setting generous in lay-out, and the price is good value for 29 pieces and 76 pages. * Duncan Watkin, rscm.com, March 2018 *
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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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