Desmond Ratcliffe: Three Pieces For Organ - Set One

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Catalogue No: NOV590227
Composer: Desmond Ratcliffe
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
Published on: 25 September 2001
Language: English
Publisher: Novello & Co Ltd.
 
     
       

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        5
        Those unfamiliar with Ratcliffe's organ works should look to this collection for an opening exploration. This is a clear link in this music with the works of Herbert Howells and Ralph Vaughan Williams and it would suit those organists keen on this period of English music. The three pieces are in great contrast, with the final piece a great ending voluntary to a Sunday service. The music is meditative as well and vibrant. They are also very emotive works, with some interesting and intense harmonies that whilst are tonal, exploit an unresolved tension. The emotive qualities of the music of Herbert Howell's preludes is very apparent in these three pieces. The pieces are not too difficult to learn either. A good grade 7 organist would not take too much trouble to learn these pieces. Highly recommended.
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