Giles Swayne: Riff-Raff for Organ

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Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Organ (ORG)
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced - Explain this
Composer: Giles Swayne
Catalogue #: NOV360034


Born in 1946, Giles Swayne started composing at an early age, and in his teens was helped by the advice and encouragement of his cousin Elizabeth Maconchy, whilst studying the piano with Gordon Green. After leaving school he attended Guido Agosti's piano classes at the 1964 Accademia Chigiana summer school in Siena, and that autumn went up to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied the piano with Phyllis Hepburn-Lee and composition with Nicholas Maw. In 1968 he won a composition scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

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Customer Rating Swayne gave us organists with his "Riff raff" in my opinion one of the greatest organ-works of the 20th century. Only a few notes will build up a great picture of his art to develop an new style of organ-music. This style concerns no melodies, but short accords and a great richness of jazz-rhythms. You need a great cathedral-acoustic and a great organ to play this beautiful work and to touch it´s spirit. I cannot understand why "Riff-raff" isn't better known and more performed, especially in Germany. I like and perform it very much.
Marcus Strümpe

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Published on: Not specified
Format: Instrumental Work
Length: 34 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.

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