The Oxford Book Of Lent And Easter Organ Music

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Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music brings together a superb array of repertoire for use from Ash Wednesday through to Pentecost, providing a comprehensive volume for this extended liturgical period. The pieces—largely based on well-known hymn tunes—vary in style and length, suiting a range of purposes, from processionals and interludes to voluntaries and recital works. A range of technical difficulty makes the book useful for players of differing abilities, and clean and uncluttered scores leave interpretative decisions to the performer. An invaluable resource for a major part of the church year.

  • 34 pieces for manuals and pedals, suitable for use from Lent through to Pentecost
  • Seven brand-new commissions by important names such as David Briggs, Naji Hakim, and Francis Jackson
  • A variety of musical forms, including preludes, toccatas, fanfares, and variations
  • Covers 17th to 21st centuries, from major historic organ composers including Scheidt, Mendelssohn, and Reger, through 20th-century luminaries Harris and Leighton, to contemporary figures such as Malcolm Riley, David Bednall, and Christopher Tambling
  • Original organ compositions plus new arrangements of favourites from Handel's Messiah and J. S. Bach's St Matthew Passion
  • An index of hymn tunes, and pieces arranged in liturgical order
ISBN: 9780193386235
Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced Explain this
Published on: 31 January 2013
No of pages: 128
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193386235

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        Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        8 out of 10


        Leicester GB
        A good range of relevant Chorale Prelude pieces of various styles from intermediate difficulty upwards, set out in easy to access order of season including Ascension and Pentecost.
        Lacking performance notes and information: whilst this may do for some accomplished performers, it is welcoming for many to read a short preface on each piece whether for guidance or information only. Without this it can appear as though little editorial effort has been made, except for selection alone. This would not be to intrude on the musical scores as it can be listed at the beginning. For example, a note on the religious significance of each hymn or how the words are expressed in the music could be of benefit, especially as all the pieces are based on hymn melodies.
        Confirmed purchase: 02 January 2015
        Published on: 29 January 2015
        9 out of 10


        Retford GB
        Lovely selection of music. Score stays flat on opening.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 24 October 2014
        Published on: 12 November 2014
        9 out of 10


        Edinburgh GB City Centre Church Organist.
        Really good choice of adaptable repertoire, if used sensitively, throughout the liturgical year.
        Confirmed purchase: 14 April 2014
        Published on: 21 June 2014

        Musicroom Reviews

        An excellent book bringing together various and varied pieces for the season of Lent to Pentecost. A little gem!
        Anonymous - (Bingley, United Kingdom)