Oxford Service Music For Organ: Manuals Only - Book 2

Books | Organ

Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

This is a major collection of Organ music for students, players, and church musicians of all levels and abilities. Compiler and editor Anne Marsden Thomas has drawn on her long experience of teaching and playing to select the most attractive, tuneful repertoire in two new sets of graded anthologies, one set (3 volumes) for manuals only, the second set (3 volumes) for manuals and pedals.

Within each book the pieces are grouped according to service needs into Preludes, Interludes, Processionals, and Postludes. The repertoire spans the 16th to the 21st century, with some new pieces written especially for the collection. A number of pieces throughout the collection have been selected for the ABRSM organ syllabus.

The result is a wonderful collection of repertoire for all players, containing a wealth of attractive and varied pieces that will offer much practical support for church musicians and enrich and develop their playing.

  • Major collection of organ music for students, players, and church musicians of all levels and abilities
  • Each book groups pieces according to service needs: Preludes, Interludes, Processionals, Postludes
  • Tuneful, attractive repertoire, spanning 16th-21st cents. with some new pieces written especially for the collection
  • Major composers for the instrument well represented
  • Pieces edited afresh to present music clearly and practically for players, with registration and tempo suggestions for each piece
  • Strong representation in new ABRSM syllabus (from 2011)
  • Graded collection: approx. book 1 Grades 1-4; book 2 Gr. 4-6, book 3 Gr. 6-8
  • High-profile editor, leading teacher and concert organist
ISBN: 9780193372641
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 31 January 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193372641

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        Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
        5 out of 10


        Lee on the Solent GB
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        Many of the tunes were obviously dragged from the delete bin, others were so short as to be of little use. The Bach Prelude in the Processional section for instance takes all of 30 seconds to play... some procession!
        Confirmed purchase: 26 June 2017
        Published on: 10 July 2017

        Good morning John, Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear that your disappointed with your purchase, We have a 30 day return and refund policy. if you would like to return this please email info@musicroom.com and we can arrange that please quote order no 6041219 in all emails kind regards Karen –

        8 out of 10


        Nottinghamshire GB
        A good fill in book ,some nice pieces
        Too many short pieces
        Confirmed purchase: 08 September 2015
        Published on: 25 September 2015
        9 out of 10


        North Yorkshire GB elderly multi-instrumentalist
        Interesting selection of playable music. As an inexperienced church organist, I can play most of it without too much practice. I am very happy to have found this book.
        Nothing serious! I find the shorter pieces don't always fit together very well. I should like to find complementary pieces together on the same page.
        Confirmed purchase: 27 January 2014
        Published on: 22 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        Very useful
        Anonymous - (Cheltenham, United Kingdom)
        I have round this series an excellent resource with a wide range of styles. The shorter pieces are especially useful.
        Anonymous - (Stockport, United Kingdom)
        This is a good general selection for an intermediate organist who does not use pedals. The book will be very useful. However, if you are looking for a really celebratory piece that is not too difficult, you probably need to look elsewhere. The mood tends to be rather quiet even in the Postludes.
        Anonymous - (Devon, UK)