Category Archives: Church

Suitable for church use, worship services, preludes, postludes, communion, service music

February Love in A Deep River while Dancing to a Chromatic Sonata

The good news is that for February, I am really pleased to share three recordings of the four pieces with you. Many of you have written to me that hearing a piece is an important part of deciding whether you … Continue reading

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A Wedding Song, Some Sunlight, The Bells, and A Mighty Fortress

As I wrote last month, I couldn’t wait for 2016 to be over. May 2017 turn out better! The pieces for January present several styles which I hope will appeal to you. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. CANTILÈNE NUPTIALE, by Herbert … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Can Be Tiring

“Hi, Michael and John! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and I know it was filled with music. Mine was! On Christmas Eve, I played 30+ minutes of my favorite Christmas things, then 30 minutes of boisterous carols, plus … Continue reading

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Swinnen’s Aria, Bedell’s Pedal Toccata, Callaerts’s Opus 21, and Nevin’s Toccata in D Minor

As I write this announcement, my area is continuing to recover after flood damage, thousands have evacuated because of forest fires, and tornadoes appeared last night. I can’t wait for 2016 to be over! In my last announcement for this … Continue reading

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Dieckmann’s Processional, Ryder’s Grand March, Fricker’s Romance, and Three by Satie

Greetings, all. Autumn is my favorite season, and I think many of us start learning new music at this time of year. Here are four selections that I hope will stimulate your creative senses and motivate you! ORGAN SHEET MUSIC … Continue reading

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Elsa’s Procession to the Minster: Brewer & Orem

Elsa’s Procession to the Minster: Brewer & Orem I was really pleased to find Justin Maxey’s recording of Wagner’s “Procession to the Minster,” also known as “Elsa’s Procession” and, as above, “Minster March.” You know that I love to share … Continue reading

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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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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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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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