These 30 pieces were written by Herbert Howells as exercises and piano sight-reading tests. They are, however, much more than visual traps for the unwary. They are at times graceful, surprising, and touching and they are all inventive miniatures which represent a collection characteristic of the composer.
Like the occasional pieces written for examination purposes by Ravel and Debussy, these studies have a unique value. Adapted slightly by Alan Ridout to make useful manuals-only pieces for organ, this compilation is a must have for developing organ players or those experienced players who are looking for something a little different.