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Aria by Firmin Swinnen

Aria by Firmin Swinnen I am presenting below a recent inquiry and my response. Hi Michael. Thank you for posting the score! [Longwood Sketches] You have a very interesting selection of organ music! I’m particularly interested in music of former … Continue reading

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A Smart Prelude, Tuneful Scherzo, Gatty’s Repose, and Three by Gretchaninoff

Greetings, everyone. October’s pieces include a recent request by an organist in New Jersey and selections by two of my favorites — Hollins and Sellars. You all know Henry Smart as an excellent composer of pieces suitable for use in … Continue reading

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William Gudger plays “Wet Music for Hurricane Season”

William Gudger plays “Wet Music for Hurricane Season” A notice of this interesting program scheduled for next Tuesday came to me by email, and I thought I’d pass it on. Those of us with memories of Hugo are connected with … Continue reading

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Elgar’s Sursum, Sellars Cantilene, Macfarlane’s Joyful Song, Mendelssohn’s Nocturne, and Crawford’s Intermediate

It’s September and that might be “Back to School” time for you, but for me it’s time for two transcriptions and two original organ compositions. In addition to the four pieces, I am announcing the restoration of the third of … Continue reading

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In the Good old Summertime

In the Good Old Summertime How about some music to celebrate this season? Large sections of our country have been devastated by nature this Summer but still we go on with our concerts and services. A great example of rebounding … Continue reading

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A Popular Thunderstorm

A Popular Thunderstorm From The Folio, December 1884. Notice that T P Ryder played “The Thunderstorm” in concert five hundred times before it was published in 1880. Wow! Read more about this brilliant concert piece on my page of the … Continue reading

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Truette’s Hymnus, Garth’s Elfin Dance, Jean’s Romance, and Fred’s Doodle

Greetings! At least here in the American South, the Heat is still among us. I hope the four pieces that I am announcing will make your August a little brighter, no matter where you live. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. HYMNUS, … Continue reading

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Downloading Scary Music

“I follow you on Facebook and was able to download All Hollow’s Eve successfully. I’m always on the lookout for “scary” music appropriate for a Halloween Organ Concert.” —Florida, USA If anyone wants to see my list of Halloween music, … Continue reading

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“Munsters” Will Be A Highlight of the Evening

“Yes, Michael, I was able to download the pieces just fine. I am planning a Halloween Organ Recital, and this will certainly be one of the highlights of the evening!”—Connecticut, USA He’s referring to the theme from the television show, … Continue reading

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A Summer Caprice, Schreiner’s Interlude, Carmen’s Intermezzo, and a Two-person Valkyries Ride

July is upon us here in the American South, and Heat is king with Humidity as his queen! The first three pieces in this announcement are light and good for a Summer program. The last is a duet arrangement of … Continue reading

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