Oxford Service Music For Organ: Manuals And Pedals - Book 1

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Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Oxford Service Music for Organ: Manuals and Pedals, Book 1 was winner of the Music Industries Association's Best Classical Publication 2011.

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: 9780193372665
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 10 March 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193372665

        Oxford Service Music For Organ: Manuals And Pedals - Book 1 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 5 reviews
        8 out of 10


        stockport GB
        good selection of items from different eras
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 10 January 2017
        Published on: 29 January 2017
        10 out of 10


        Camberley GB A very trying organist
        Content not to difficult and quite varied. Great pieces to add to the repertoire of the not to skilled organist.
        Book covers a bit thin and prone to sticking out.
        Confirmed purchase: 14 September 2015
        Published on: 01 October 2015
        9 out of 10


        Northampton GB church musician; accompanist,conductor.
        Sight-readable pieces, useful for many different types of services.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 25 February 2015
        Published on: 12 March 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        I think this entire series is excellent. Plenty of variety and the suggested registrations are very helpful.
        Anonymous - (Stockport, United Kingdom)
        It was bought for my son (10), who is learning the organ. The music is clear, a nice selection, and he is thoroughly enjoying playing it.
        Anonymous - (Cheadle, United Kingdom)
        This is a major new collection (6 books) of organ music for students, players and church musicians of all levels and abilities. Within each book are Preludes, Interludes, Processionals and Postludes with some of the pieces set for Associated Board Organ examinations 2011-2014
        Anonymous - ()
        I am really enjoying this book. I am a pianist with a little knowledge and experience of the pedals. These pieces are effective, varied, and easy to learn.
        Anonymous - (Hampshire, UK )
        This is a really great collection of pieces in a whole range of different styles. There are 15 preludes, 11 interludes, 9 processionals and 10 postludes. They are nearly all one or two pages in length, so this is a substantial collection of very clearly engraved music. The pieces all have metronome and registration suggestions and all are very playable. Anne Marsden Thomas has done a great job.
        Anonymous - (Mauchline, United Kingdom)
        A good collection of easy organ music for service use, clearly printed and sturdily bound. A few of the pieces would be too slight to be really useful.
        Anonymous - (Cheddar, United Kingdom)
        Too Victorian and out of fashion. It is extremely boring music.
        Anonymous - (Andover, United Kingdom)