The Oxford Book Of Ceremonial Music For Organ

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Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

The 32 pieces in this anthology have all been specially chosen by Robert Gower because they have a touch of grandeur and are guaranteed to make a striking impression on any audience or congregation! Given such an inclusive interpretation of ceremonial, the contents cover a range of moods and periods, from baroque to contemporary, from stately to extrovert, from major-key exuberance to minor-key gravitas.

All the pieces are immediately attractive and accessible, both to the player and to the listener, and virtually all the works here will be popular at weddings, as voluntaries, or for recitals. With a few exceptions, most of the music is not difficult and has been wonderfully set here for Organ Manuals and Pedals.

Alongside established favourites by Handel, Elgar, Boellmann, Mendelssohn and Purcell, there are contemporary pieces by Francis Jackson, Herbert Sumsion, Grayston Ives, Bob Chilcott and John Madden. You will soon find this volume proving to be an essential addition to the organist’s library.

ISBN: 9780193754089
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 122
Language: English
Catalogue No: 3754088

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        Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
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        Ledbury GB Freelance musician and teacher
        It's full of interesting pieces that are fun to play.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 17 July 2017
        Published on: 20 January 2018
        10 out of 10


        Cheshire GB Director of Music and
        An unusual range of music, presenting enough challenge to be interesting but not taking long to learn.
        The actual book is poorly made as you cannot make it lie flat on the stand without breaking the spine. A coupe of pieces are very common and most organists will already have them.
        Confirmed purchase: 10 December 2015
        Published on: 09 January 2016
        10 out of 10


        Good selection of pieces.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 19 May 2015
        Published on: 02 June 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        Reasonable mix of pieces and a useful addition to the wedding arsenal. Reasonably priced - so fair value for the content.
        Anonymous - (Hereford, United Kingdom)

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