Oxford Service Music For Organ: Manuals And Pedals - 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: 9780193372672
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 10 March 2011
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193372672

        Oxford Service Music For Organ: Manuals And Pedals - Book 2 reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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        Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        10 out of 10


        GB church musician
        Wide ranging repertoire with other books in the set, including the three pedals volumes as well
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 07 November 2016
        Published on: 21 November 2016
        8 out of 10


        Stonehaven GB Piano and organ player
        A good selection - and good number of pieces
        Some are a bit tuneless for playing for a church service!
        Confirmed purchase: 11 November 2014
        Published on: 30 November 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        Another great collection from Anne Marsden Thomas with 9 preludes, 8 interludes, 8 processionals and 8 postludes. Each piece has a recommended registration and is typically 2 or three pages long though a few are little shorter. Although some pieces are quite challenging for the amateur organist, with just a little practice they are all quite playable. This book will surely become a favourite with players and listeners alike.
        Anonymous - (Mauchline, United Kingdom)
        A very good book.
        Anonymous - (Bedford, United Kingdom)