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#80101120 -- Zimbelstern Vol. 1: Six Hymn Preludes for Organ (organ)
Six contemporary composers were invited to write new
hymn preludes for this collection. The result is a set of fresh,
accessible compositions, highly suitable for worship or recital use.
The six compositions are: Prelude on "Wachet auf" (Frederick
Frahm), Prelude on "Melita" (John
S. Dixon), Prelude on "Kingsfold" (Bruce
Polay), Trio on "Wareham" (Sandra
Gay), Prelude on "Gelobt sei Gott" (David
W. Solomons), and Jubilee-Postlude
on "Converse" (Carson
#80101306 -- Gallery Music Vol. 1: Four Pieces for Organ and Handbells
Four evocative compositions for small handbell
ensembles and organ. Contents: Frederick Frahm's
(6 bells) and At
the cry of the first bird (8 bells); Carson Cooman's
All Things Came to Be (8 bells); and Eric Walters's Jubilation
(10 bells). The book contains a part which may be duplicated for use
by the handbell ringers.
#80101206 -- Suite for Organ (organ)
This short three movement suite composed in honor of
the 70th birthday of the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki. The three
slow and spare movements are suitable for service voluntaries either
individually or together. The movements were inspired by texts from
Revelation 12 and Psalm 96. Easy to play and effective.
#80101323 -- Sonata da Chiesa (organ)
An easy three movement work useful for either service
playing or recital: Andante Cantabile, Pastorella, and Alla Marcia.
#80101335 -- Ancient Dances (organ)
Ancient Dances is a delightful set of four
organ pieces inspired by Renaissance and baroque music. The four
movements are Rigadoon, Sarabande, Pavane, and Gigue.
#80101344 -- Sonata da Chiesa No. 2 (organ)
Works from the baroque entitled Sonata da
Chiesa (Church Sonata) were multi-movement pieces
of a non-liturgical nature that could be performed either during
religious ceremonies or concerts. Intrada begins with a
warm, unfolding gesture and subsequently pursues a flowingly lyrical
development of its ideas. After a lush introduction (which returns in
the middle), Canto presents a folk-like melody in two,
intertwining voices. The third movement, Giubilo, is a
festive rondo with a bright theme. Intervening episodes take the
music to contrasting key areas, and the music ends with a spirit of
#80101350 -- Steinbeck Suite (organ)
A five movement work inspired by the writings of John
Steinbeck. It is suitable in its entirety as a concert work, or the
individual movements may be played on their own for church services.
Each movement has both a poetic title from Steinbeck's writings and a
musical title (Praembolo, Divertimento, Miserere, Musica de los
Paisanos, and Toccata).
#80101351 -- Praeludium (organ)
This piece is modeled on the North German baroque
praeludium (particularly as exemplified by Buxtehude), though
re-imagined with Ashdown's contemporary American neo-romantic
language. The music is in four sections, played without pause:
Jubilaum, Chaconne, Interludium, and Gigue.
#80101128 -- Three Chorale Preludes (organ)
This work is a set of three creative preludes on
well-known hymn tunes. The first is a neo-Baroque setting of Crimond,
the second, a dramatic and pictorial setting of Herzlich
tut mich verlangen, and the third a bright
and sparkling setting of Wie schoen leuchtet der Morgenstern.
#80101267 -- Organ Music, Vol. 1 (organ)
This collection contains a series of freely-composed
organ pieces useful for service or recital. Contains: Mountain Air
and Dance, Polymarch, Cycle of Five, October Gold,
#80101308 -- Organ Music, Vol. 2 (organ)
A collection of three accessible organ solos based on
familiar tunes: 1) Spirituals; 2) Golden Mornings; 3) Forest Green.
#80101183 -- Toccata on "Veni Creator Spiritus" (organ)
This exciting toccata on the familiar Pentecost
plainchant would make a useful postlude during the Pentecost season.
Vibrant and easy to play.
#80101174 -- Triptych for Organ (organ)
This three movement work is based on three plainchant
themes. The movements are entitled, Puer natus est,
Passio, and Resurrexi. The work is
excellent recital piece in its totality, or the individual movements
make useful preludes during the church year.
#80101200 -- I Sing the Mighty Power of God (organ)
This short, vibrant work is based on the familiar hymn
tune Ellacombe. A highly suitable postlude.
#80101363 -- 20 Short Organ Pieces (organ)
This exceptionally useful collection contains 20 short
and easy organ pieces, highly suitable as preludes, interludes, and
postludes for services. Canales's appealing romantic style draws
especially on Spanish influences, which is very rare in the organ
literature. Ranging from the dazzling "Flamenco Postlude in
E" to the tender and mystical "Ascension Postlude in
D," this volume will provide distinctive and engaging organ
literature for service playing.
#80101105 -- Sing Praise: Triptych for Organ (organ)
The three movements of this triptych are all based on
hymn tunes by Sandra Gay. The first movement, Fanfare-Intrada on
"Church United" is
rousing and majestic. The second movement, Reflection on
"Faith Journey", is serene and meditative. The final
movement, Variations on "Washington", explores
diverse treatments of the hymn tune. These pieces are highly useful
for introducing these new hymn tunes, or simply as service or recital music.
#80101187 -- Vision: O the Lamb (organ)
This work is a mystical contemplation based on the
early American folk hymn "O the Lamb." Highly suitable for
Communion, any time in the season of Lent, or as a recital offering.
#80101342 -- Ricercari (keyboard)
Ricercari are three pieces inspired by the
keyboard music of the early and mid 16th century. During this time,
the genre of the ricercare developed as a sort of instrumental motet
and a kind of proto-fugue. Each work here is a contrapuntal ricercare
in a modal cast, each in a different number of voices. However, all
three blend elements of the 16th century style with more contemporary
sounds. These pieces may be played on any keyboard instrument (organ,
piano, harmonium/reed organ, harpsichord, clavichord, or electronic keyboard).
#80101343 -- Solstice Sonata (trumpet and organ)
Solstice Sonata (2013)
for trumpet and organ was commissioned by the American Guild of
Organists for its 2014 Biennial National Convention in Boston,
Massachusetts. It was premiered on June 24, 2014 at the Memorial
Church, Harvard University, by trumpeter Chris Gekker and organist
Christian Lane. At the solstice (summer in the Northern Hemisphere
and winter in the Southern), the sun is directly aligned with the
tropical latitude lines, and the longest day of the year occurs
(marking the start of summer). This sonata is music of celebration
and contemplation, taking the inspiration of the longest day as a
starting place for both meditation both thoughtful and joyous.
"Take Flight" soars and leaps with vigor-perhaps the image
of a hang-glider's journey over a dramatic landscape under the late
evening sun. "The Dream of Peace" is lyrical and
passionate; it is perhaps night music of reflection and intensity.
"Glittering, Aglow" begins with quiet, mystical music: a
gradual awakening. A vibrant, syncopated dance breaks out, is
interrupted by the quiet music again, and returns to push forward to
a vibrant conclusion. The new season has begun.
#80101352 -- Toccata sequenziale sopra "ut re mi fa" (keyboard)
The formal inspiration for this piece came from early
Italian keyboard toccatas (those of Frescobaldi are probably the most
famous today, though there are certainly many others). However, the
early influences do not come exclusively from a single source. The
toccatas of Hassler, the ricercari of Steigleder, the fantasias of
Cornet and Kerckhoven, the fugues of Couperin, and anonymous late
medieval keyboard music all are thrown into the mix, and blended with
a contemporary use of mixed modality. This piece may be played on any
keyboard instrument (organ, piano, harmonium/reed organ, harpsichord,
clavichord, or electronic keyboard).
#80101353 -- Prelude, Fughetta, and Allegro (keyboard)
Inspired by Bach's BWV 998 (a keyboard triptych likely
originally conceived for the lautenwerk or "lute
harpsichord"), this piece may be played effectively on any
keyboard instrument (organ, piano, harmonium/reed organ, harpsichord,
clavichord, or electronic keyboard). The opening triple-meter prelude
in Eb major is sunny and bright in character, with its arpeggiated
textures evoking plucked strings. The fughetta begins in the relative
minor (C), with a darker and more dissonantly chromatic spirit;
however, it works through several keys to end up in Eb major. The
concluding allegro returns to joyous mood of the opening movement
(though with its internal episodes moving to C minor again).
#80101365 -- Three Renaissance Dances (keyboard)
These three dances are inspired by Renaissance forms,
although they employ a harmonic and melodic language that blends
Renaissance harmony with more contemporary elements. They may be
played on any keyboard instrument. Organ and harpsichord are the most
likely candidates, but performance on clavichord, harmonium, reed
organ, piano, or even electronic keyboard are also possible.
#80101106 -- Variations on "Reformation" (organ)
This set of five variations for organ is based on
Diemer's new hymn tune Reformation, set to Martin Luther's
classic text "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God." The variations
explore a variety of moods from highly rhythmic and exciting to
meditative. The hymn and text are also included in the publication
for congregational performance. Useful for service or recital,
especially in the context of introducing this new hymn tune.
#80101109 -- Bring Many Names (organ)
This piece is a setting of the hymn tune Westchase by
Carlton R. Young, most often used with the text "Bring Many
Names" by Brian Wren. The work alternates contemplative
movements with more robust and excited material.
#80101110 -- Variations on "Dove of Peace" (organ)
This work is a continuous set of variations for organ
on the early American hymn tune Dove of Peace. Joyous outer
sections surround more contemplative inner ones. All aspects of the
hymn tune are explored. Highly useful for service or recital.
#80101113 -- Variations on "Abide With Me" (organ)
This work is an extensive fantasy on "Abide With
Me", in the style of 19th century composers. It is dramatic,
highly expressive, and very powerful. Suitable for festival service
or recital. The American Organist (Nov 2001) provides the
following review of the work: "...a rather robust chorale
prelude on "Abide With Me" that eschews sentimentality and
casts this old warhorse of a hymn in a more positive light. It's a
piece many organists might like to look into." Recorded on Dixon-Broyles
Joan DeVee Dixon.
#80101114 -- Variations on "Rendez a Dieu" (organ)
This large-scale composition (for large
organ) is a
full-scale recital piece on the well-known hymn tune Rendez a Dieu. The
American Organist (Nov 2001) provides the following review of
the work: "...a blockbuster of a recital piece, over 20 minutes
in length, beginning quietly with a lush harmonic texture, but moving
into a brisk toccata-like movement. A quieter movement separates this
from the final virtuosic finale, also reflecting the French toccata
style." Recorded on Dixon-Broyles
Joan DeVee Dixon.
#80101139 -- Variations on "Coatue" (organ)
This work is a continuous set of variations for organ
on the hymn tune Coatue (Carson Cooman; "To Hear the
Word That You Pass By"). The work opens with a neo-baroque
setting and move towards a rhythmic and resplendent conclusion.
Useful for service or recital and not difficult.
#80101155 -- I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (organ)
This immensely fun and good-spirited work is a setting
of the familiar praise song "I Have Decided to Follow
Jesus." (Assam) A slightly jazzy atmosphere pervades this
joyful and very rhythmic piece. The American Organist (Mar
2004) describes the work as:"absolutely winsome."
#80101158 -- Aria (organ)
This beautiful, lyrical composition for organ would
make an excellent offertory or prelude. Easy to play.
#80101173 -- Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart (organ)
This work is an energetic and rhythmic setting of the
familiar hymn. Suitable for use anywhere in service.
#80101202 -- Ragtime (organ pedals alone)
This work is a jaunty and humorous organ solo for
pedals alone that suggests ragtime with its rhythms. An excellent
recital selection or even a fun service postlude.
#80101203 -- Beneath the Cross (organ)
This composition is based on the familiar hymn tune St.
Christopher. The piece is written in a dramatic, 19th century
style, reminiscent of the music of French composer Cesar Franck. An
excellent dramatic service prelude or recital piece.
#80101204 -- Toccata and Fugue (organ)
A two movement work of spirit and character. Both
movements are very rhythmic with a little humor thrown in too. An
strong service or recital piece.
#80101205 -- Variations on "Alleluia" (organ)
A set of free-flowing variations on the hymn tune by
S. S. Wesley. Four variations present the tune in a joyous manner.
#80101216 -- Celebration ("Marian's Piece") (organ)
A one-movement fantasy suitable for recital or
extended church occasions. Begins and ends with expansive,
celebratory music and explores many other moods in between: from
serene to humorous.
#80101233 -- Odes on Beethoven's Ninth and Simple Gifts (organ)
A set of three movements usable individually or
together for service or recital. The first movement is based on the
theme from the Finale of Beethoven's ninth symphony ("Ode to
Joy"). The second movement is based on the Shaker melody
"Simple Gifts", and the last movement combines the two together.
#80101237 -- I Danced in the Morning (organ)
This work, originally commissioned for an organ
dedication, is a set of seven festive variations on the Shaker melody
"Simple Gifts." The work abounds with fun and good humor.
Suitable for celebratory occasions.
#80101268 -- Variations on "Old One Hundredth" (piano
This exciting and fun set of variations on the
Doxology for piano and duet consists of four separate movements,
which can be played together as a suite or separately. First is
"Variations on Old One Hundredth" which contains four
festive variations and a coda. The second movement, "Meditation
on Old 100th" is quiet and mystical. The third movement,
"Old 100th Rag" is light and fun. The fourth movement,
"Grand Old Finale on Old 100th" is ebullient and
glittering. A delightful piece for recital or service.
#80101276 -- Time Pieces (trumpet and organ)
These four movements for trumpet and organ are
arranged in a slowfastslowfast order. They may be
played in a group or separately. Quiet Time has a gently
rhythmic motion and a calm, expressive trumpet part. Happy
Time is full of rhythmic bounce and exuberance. Simple
Time is based on the Shaker tune SIMPLE GIFTS, but is slow and
contemplative, rather than lively. Closing Time is bold
and syncopated, with a touch of rag. All the pieces are intended to
be in the middle range of difficulty for the instruments, and are for
enjoyment in either a concert or church setting. The organ part can
easily be adapted to piano.
#80101311 -- Three Carol Lullabies (organ)
Three easy organ preludes on traditional Christmas
lullabies: 1) Infant Holy, Infant Lowly; 2) Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your
Head; 3) Lully, Lulla (The Coventry Carol). The American Organist
(Nov 2011) descrirbed the work as "quiet, reflective, and beautiful."
#80101313 -- Toccata on "Helmsley" (organ)
A festive and brilliant toccata on the familiar hymn
tune, usually paired with the words "Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending."
#80101345 -- Triptych (organ)
A three movement work suitable for recital or service
use. The first movement is a bright and vibrant march, marked
unwavering. In Air, a lyrical melody is
presented over a lush accompaniment. The final Toccata abounds with
energetic syncopations and cross-rhythms, bringing the work to an
#80101103 -- Five Postludes (organ)
This collection contains five appealing, accessible,
and useful postludes for organ. The five pieces are Rondo
Benvenuto, Gaudeamus in Musica, Joyful
Hymn, Trumpet Tune, and Paean.
Each would make an excellent service postlude.
#80101116 -- Six Offertories (organ)
This collection contains six short and contemplative
works for organ. They are highly suitable as service offertories,
preludes, or other voluntaries. The six pieces are Elegy,
Elevation, Berceuse, Offertoire, and Chant
Solonnel. All are lyrical and melodic.
#80101138 -- Six Christmas Voluntaries (organ)
This collection contains six delightful and useful
works for organ on familiar hymns and carols from the Advent,
Christmas, and Epiphany seasons. The six compositions are: Prelude
on "Sleepers Wake", The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came,
Bagatelle on "Il Est Ne", Sing We Now of Christmas!,
How Far Is It to Bethlehem?, and Fantasia
on "We Three Kings." The
American Organist (Mar 2004) describes the volume as: "very
creative, colorful, and only moderately difficult. You will love the
entire collection! Highly recommended."
#80101164 -- Amazing Grace (organ)
This work is a brief prelude on the familar hymn tune.
It begins quietly, builds to climax in the middle, and ends
quietly. Suitable for prelude or offertory.
#80101190 -- Remembrance (organ)
This work is a beautiful and hushed meditation for
organ. Originally composed in memory of the US space shuttle Columbia
disaster in February 2003. It is suitable as a work for general
offertory, communion, prelude, or a specific memorial occasion.
#80101191 -- Aria Serena (organ)
An attractive and melodic aria. Easy to play, and
suitable for countless occasions.
#80101207 -- With Eager Hands: Organ Music for Manuals Only (organ)
This extensive and incredibly useful collection
contains twenty short, original organ pieces that require only
manuals to perform. These highly melodic and energetic compositions
are well suited for service playing or teaching. Pieces of varying
characters -- preludes, offertories, and postludes -- have been included.
#80101117 -- Preludes on American Folk Hymns (organ)
This highly useful collection contains six imaginative
preludes on traditional American folk hymns and spirituals. The hymns
are Beach Spring, Lonesome Valley,
Pentecost (Every Time), Cleansing
Fountain, There Is a Balm, and
My Lord What a Morning.
#80101118 -- That Old Time Toccata (organ)
The composer describes this highly enjoyable piece
with the following words: "This is what happens when Vierne
collides with bluegrass in 7/8 time." It is based on the old
gospel song "Give Me That Old Time Religion" and would be
useful a postlude for an informal service or a recital encore.
#80101119 -- Variants on the Hymn Tune "Pisgah" (organ)
This work is a large-scale set of variations on the
early American tune Pisgah, sung to the words "When I Can
Read My Title Clear." The hymn is taken through nearly every
possible treatment, ending with a fugue.
#80101176 -- A Psalm of Praise (organ)
This vibrant work for organ is inspired by Psalm 148.
The outer sections are fast and rhythmic, while the middle section is
lyrical (and inspired by the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams.) Highly
useful for service or recital.
#80101192 -- Hymn: Blessed Be the Holy Sacrament (organ)
This work is a short organ setting of a well-known
Polish folk hymn from the Galicia region. Useful for communion.
#80101265 -- Organ Music, Vol. 1 (organ)
Fletcher's organ music is carefully composed for the
instrument, taking advantage of its full capabilities. This
collection of both hymn-based and free-ly composed pieces includes: Lullaby,
Variations on "Divinum Mysterium", Variations on "Slane",
Carnegie Fanfare. Moderate to difficult.
#80101266 -- Organ Music, Vol. 2: Meditations on Psalm 19 (organ)
Fletcher's organ music is carefully composed for the
instrument, taking advantage of its full capabilities. This collection
is a four movement suite, Meditations on Psalm 19. Moderate
#80101349 -- Suite in Baroque Style (keyboard)
Three movements in a Baroque-inspired style that can
be played on any keyboard instrument (including organ, harpsichord,
or piano). Two chorale preludes ("Ach Gott, wie manches
Herzelied and "Nur mein Jesus ist mein Leben) are
followed by a freely-composed fugue in D minor.
#80101247 -- Three Voluntaries (organ)
This set of voluntaries for organ manuals forms a
triptych for liturgical use. They may be played as a set in order, or
individually per the performers discretion. They were composed
for a modest two manual organ. The voluntaries, reminiscent of the
Vierne or Litaize liturgical preludes, are not based on
any pre-existing tunes. Download complete MP3 files of these
#80101248 -- Three Chapels (organ)
The northern New Mexico landscape is replete with many
churches and chapels which have served for centuries as a cornerstone
of faith for the indigenous and colonial peoples. Each region and
place of worship has its own colorful history, often the stuff of
legend. Three Chapels (for organ manuals) takes its
inspiration from the lore and history surrounding some of these holy
sites. Chimayó is a place of pilgrimage and healing for
the sick; Acoma a place of tension and fusion between two
distinct cultural theologies; and Rosario a place of great
ceremony for one week of the year. Download complete MP3 files of
these pieces: #1, #2,
#80101250 -- Two Organ Pieces (organ)
This volume contains two short organ works: Pray
without ceasing was composed in memory of composer Daniel
Pinkham. Epithalamium is a piece with a gentle processional
character. Originally composed for a wedding, it can be used in
nearly any service context.
#80101275 -- As of Fire (organ)
This work (subtitled "Visions of Pentecost")
is a dramatic, yet accessible piece inspired by Pentecost and based
on a poem of Catherine Walsh. The work can be played as a stand-alone
recital or service work, or sections from the poem can be inserted as narrations.
#80101316 -- Archangels (trumpet and organ)
These three lyrical pieces for trumpet and organ
(manuals only) may be performed as a set or individually. Each
movement (St. Michael; St. Raphael; and St. Gabriel) is inspired by a
different Biblical passage.