Category Archives: Church

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

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

“Thank 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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Sowerby’s Symphony in G Played by William Whitehead

William Whitehead Plays the Sowerby Symphony in G The physical CD of this fine recording has not been available for a long time; Michael’s Music Service distributed them for the past ten years or so. Now, my supply of CDs … Continue reading

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RIP Sowerby, Hollins’s Last Overture, a Scherzo and a Dream

For the month of July, I offer pieces in many different styles. There is the most thoughtful and retrospective memorial to the troops by Leo Sowerby. There is the last of the Concert Overtures by Alfred Hollins, the great blind … Continue reading

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Becker’s Third, Smart’s Variations, Roy’s Christos, & Lord’s Kentucky

Greetings, everyone. June’s pieces represent many different styles of organ music. There is the structure of the Third Sonata by Rene Becker and the conservative beauty of Henry Smart’s Choral Variations. There is the lush sentimentality of Roy Perry’s Christos … Continue reading

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A Consolate Duet, a Chiming Cradle Song, Sellars’s Nymphs, and Wood’s Downs

For May, I am offering a recording with *each* of these four restored organ pieces. Thank you to everyone who plays these pieces and spreads the word about worthy organ music from our past, but special acknowledgement must go to … Continue reading

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New Duets Category

New Duets Category In May, I am announcing another duet (4 hands) from our American past. So, it made sense at this point to add another category to my “Suggested Pieces” list. Just put your mouse over “Suggested Pieces” in … Continue reading

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Apple & Palmer Play the Stevens in St Alban’s

John Apple and David Palmer in Concert I posted the program on March 7, and here is the concert. Choose the first player for the entire program or choose individual tracks. Pieces that I have restored have links that will … Continue reading

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New Recordings of My Restored Music

New Recordings of My Restored Music Today, I’m posting the newest recordings of some of my restored music for you to hear. They are from a concert by John Apple and David Palmer from March 8 and here is the … Continue reading

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