The Four Quiet Voluntaries include an aubade in waltz time, a ¾ Chorale, a cavatina, and a piece on a poem by Thomas Campion, ‘Never weather-beaten sail’. They fall within the abilities of moderately accomplished musicians.Eric Thiman was a 20th century composer, teacher and Organist who was also an advocate of amateur music-making. He was a prolific composer of church music and Piano and Organ works, and his craftsmanship and gift for melody were much admired. He was director of music at the City Temple in London. As an educator, he was a professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and he wrote many books on harmony, counterpoint and musical form.