The Four Quiet Voluntaries include a sprightly allegretto, a lyrical air, a lilting pastorale and variation and a theme on an Irish air. 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.