Category Archives: Concert

Suitable for concert/recital use

Some Orchids, an Andante, some Shadows, and a Prelude and Fugue

Greetings, everyone. For December, on the assumption that you will not have much time to learn challenging music, I have chosen pieces that lie in the simpler spectrum. Even the Prelude and Fugue is graded Moderate to Moderately Difficult. Some … Continue reading

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Five for Advent, What’s an Aubade, Toccata on Noël Nouvelet, and Singing Pilgrims

I have chosen the four pieces for November, and I tried to show as much variety as I could. There are selections for service music and concert music. I hope you like them. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. ADVENT by Pietro … Continue reading

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Browne’s Meditation, Nevin’s Ewing Fantasia and Autumn Memories, and The Continental

October’s pieces were all selected by John Apple, and he has chosen a group that I never would’ve thought to put together. For me, each piece offers something interesting that the others don’t have. I offer the stories of each … Continue reading

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New Recording of Drdla’s Souvenir

New Recording of Drdla’s Souvenir I am pleased to present my first organ recording of this beautiful little gem. Steve Schlesing performed this on the Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ using the Reuter Opus 227 (Portland, Oregon) sample set. It’s not … Continue reading

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A Celtic Melody, Divinum Mysterium, a Royal Approach, and the 1812

For September, I offer three easily playable pieces and one that would challenge the finest organist. There is an interesting history behind each one, and I encourage you to visit each page to read about them and, for two of … Continue reading

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Weihnactslied, Stille Nacht, Silent Night 200 Years Old

Silent Night Four Ways In 1815, Joseph Mohr (1792–1848) was ordained a priest. Fr Joseph became Assistant Parish Priest for St Nikolas Kirche in Oberndorf, Austria, in 1817. One year prior to this, in 1816, he wrote a poem titled … Continue reading

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Norwegian Villagers, WWI Memory, Biltmore’s Organist, & Callaerts Sonata 1

Can you believe it’s August already? For this month’s selections, I have tried to offer a lot of variety. For those who want a challenge, I chose a sonata by a great Belgian organist. For those who want to remember … Continue reading

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Nevin’s Sketches of the City in New Recording

Nevin’s Sketches of the City in New Recording Gordon Balch Nevin felt strongly that the average person could relate more to program music than to absolute music. This is, of course, not what we were taught in school! Way back … Continue reading

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Howard Savage Recording to Share

Howard Savage Recording to Share If you love romantic music, if you (like me) enjoy “decadent” organ music that sends the hard-core Neo-Baroquists into fits, if you love musical organ performances that include chimes … then you must hear Steve … Continue reading

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Another Gatty Sellars Recording to Share

Another Gatty Sellars Recording to Share I am pleased to share a wonderful recording of “Overture Fantastique” by Gatty Sellars. It was played by David E Lamb on his outstanding Hauptwerk installation using the Hereford Cathedral Willis samples. The poster … Continue reading

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