Anthology Of 18th-Century English Organ Music - Volume 4

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Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This four-volume anthology contains a sparkling selection of pieces and represents all the major composers of the period. It includes pieces in all the main genres, with Cornet and Trumpet Voluntaries, Echo Voluntaries, fugal works with slow introductions, and Full Voluntaries; as such, the collection offers a wide range of attractive music suitable for both church and recital use.

Each volume contains an extended Introduction, with information on instruments of the period, registration, ornamentation, and notes on the composers. An important feature of the collection is an editorial realization of the cadenzas which occur at key points in some of the pieces; these complete the works and demonstrate how they would have been performed at the time.

With extended historical information and a wonderful array of pieces carefully edited from original sources, this is a major collection that will be of interest to organists of all abilities.
ISBN: 9780193389182
Published on: 18 July 2013
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193389182

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      Wingfield GB
      It is a great period of music which deserves to be better known. This sort of music is often less difficult than music which came later so more people can play it than 19thc. Music. It is always useful to have a collection of pieces of different lengths and moods for different occasions, also impromptu ones. In my experience 18 th English music goes down well with everyone. It has arguably the broadest public appeal.
      One or two duller pieces.
      Confirmed purchase: 30 September 2014
      Published on: 14 October 2014