Category Archives: Church

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

Vox Humana, English Suite, Beethoven’s Ruin, and Drdla’s Souvenir

Greetings! At this time, the snow and ice in Charlotte are retreating; they say that when the melting is this slow, the remaining snow is simply waiting around for the next batch. February’s selection represents wide variety in styles and … Continue reading

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A Symphonic Scherzo, 3 Adagios, 4 Kreislers, and a Weasel

Greetings, and Happy New Year, 2016! For some, it’s good riddance to 2015 and optimistic thoughts for the rest of 2016. For others, this year portends doubts and worry. Either way, organ music will improve life! My January offerings are … Continue reading

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Cavatina, Offertoire, Swan, and Suite – December’s New Titles

Greetings, everyone. December is a busy month for many organists, so I have selected for you three easy-to-learn pieces and one that will take some work. I have a recording for only one of these, so I hope that someone … Continue reading

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Two Christmas Favorites, Gounod’s Sanctus, and Somma’s Toccata

Greetings, all. It’s getting colder here and the beautiful leaves are falling, and there’s no better time for two Christmas time pieces and two exciting toccatas. I believe you’ll have time to learn a couple of them. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC … Continue reading

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A Short Piece from 1990

A Short Piece from 1990 Motivation can come in many forms and from the most unexpected places. I now offer this very short piece and its equally short story. The name of the piece is Hymnal Committee 1990. It’s free. … Continue reading

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Some Alternates to the Vierne Berceuse

Some Alternates to the Vierne Berceuse Listening to organ music a few days ago, the Berceuse from the 24 Pieces was played. The music is available for free in an unrestored scan. It is No 19, “Berceuse (sur les paroles … Continue reading

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Tchaikovsky’s Cantabile, Biggs’s Toccata, Lemare’s Dance, and Olsson’s Sonata

October’s pieces include the highly-requested Olsson Sonata and one of my own favorites, the Andante Cantabile by Tchaikovsky, arranged by an AGO Founder. You can see my complete list of all music available from all publishers of Founders at michaelsmusicservice.com/agofounders.html; … Continue reading

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Theatre Organ Studies, The Distant Land, The Bohemian Girl, and The Titanic

As promised for September, I am pleased to present a transcription of the once-popular “Bohemian Girl” by Michael Balfe. I am also happy to bring back the entry from Schirmer’s Scholastic Series on theatre organ technique. I hope you’ll visit … Continue reading

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Jenkins Dawn and Night in Church

‚ÄúThank you so very much for adding me to your mailing list. I am just thrilled at the 2 copies of Dawn and Night that you sent me. I played them for my church this morning. I am so thankful … Continue reading

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Manifested Spirits, Royal March, Holy Mary, and a Festival Piece

Greetings, everyone. For the month of August, I am proud to present my largest organ work which was written for a now-destroyed fresco here in Charlotte. The other pieces include music by an organist who has “Handel” as one of … Continue reading

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