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

An Alpine Fantasy, a Little Song, a Great Sonata, and a Beautiful Sunset

Hello to all you blog readers! OK, so there are no marches for August, but just you wait until the Fall. <g> My goal is to restore all of the published pieces by Flagler, and this month I offer perhaps … Continue reading

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New Transcription of Mozart Sinfonia KV201 — Free!

New Transcription of Mozart Sinfonia KV201 I bet you know the Symphony 28 (K 201, also known as KV 201) by W A Mozart. If you are comfortable reading clefs and have the skill of a Leonard Bernstein, then you … Continue reading

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Marching towards a Storm, some Beethoven Trios, and a Boston Set of Variations

Hello, Blog Readers! July’s organ pieces really have no theme. I’m offering a great march, a fun and historic storm piece, a little Beethoven (Organists should play more Beethoven — he was an organist after all!), and a set of … Continue reading

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Learning Procession to the Minster All Over Again

“I just wanted to let you know that I received my copy of Procession to the Minster. This edition is lovely — the paper is substantial and the engraving high quality. I am definitely looking forward to learning to love … Continue reading

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It’s Bells Month, and a Great Home Sweet Home for the Military Marchers

Hello, everyone. I have a set of four contrasting organ pieces for June. Two of them are concerned with bells. Since John Apple is giving the lecture on Isaac van Vleck Flagler (Auburn, NY) for the OHS convention this August, … Continue reading

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Jackson’s 38 Voluntaries Are Still Useful

Jackson’s 38 Voluntaries Are Still Useful Thanks for the music.  I used one of the 38 Voluntaries  this morning after the final hymn, “God of Our Fathers” in E-flat.  I usually try to play something short and in the same … Continue reading

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DuMouchel Is the Canadian “Lefébure-Wély”

“Michael’s Music Service has beautifully restored DuMouchel’s Sortie, the last in Ditson’s series with a copyright of 1881. Of special interest is the large, handsome lithograph of the Walcker organ on the cover. … The rhythmic, flamboyant, tuneful, and bravura … Continue reading

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The Sacred Hour in A New Recording

Albert Ketèlbey’s “The Sacred Hour” for Organ “A young priest is playing the organ, the melody expressing his changing mood.” Thus begins the synopsis by Albert Ketèlbey of “The Sacred Hour.” I am pleased to offer Steve Schlesing’s recording of … Continue reading

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Chadwick’s Suite, Leavitt’s March, Lohengrin’s Overture, and a Grand Fountain

May’s four interesting organ pieces have a lot of contrast and variation. In fact, the first piece listed is the famous Suite in Variation Form. I hope you click on the links and take a look at what I’ve restored. … Continue reading

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Aria from Ptolemy or Tolomeo Is Refreshing Change

George Frideric Handel, Aria from Tolomeo, arr. Edwin Arthur Kraft. Michael’s Music Service, $7.00. Originally published by Schuberth in 1947, this is a three-page transcription by Edwin Arthur Kraft (1883–1962) of “Non lo dirò col labbro,” from Handel’s 1728 Italian … Continue reading

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