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

Weihnactslied, Stille Nacht, Silent Night 200 Years Old

Silent Night Four Ways In 1815, Joseph Mohr (1792–1848) was ordained a priest. Fr Joseph became Assistant Parish Priest for St Nikolas Kirche in Oberndorf, Austria, in 1817. One year prior to this, in 1816, he wrote a poem titled … Continue reading

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Norwegian Villagers, WWI Memory, Biltmore’s Organist, & Callaerts Sonata 1

Can you believe it’s August already? For this month’s selections, I have tried to offer a lot of variety. For those who want a challenge, I chose a sonata by a great Belgian organist. For those who want to remember … Continue reading

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Becker’s Chapel, Ropartz Bells, Nevin’s Silver Clouds, and Stoughton’s Arabian Nights

It has been very hot this year, earlier than usual, and so I chose four selections that cannot be described as “hot.” All of these are either atmospheric or programmatic and so fit Michael’s Music Service’s idea of specializing in … Continue reading

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A March-Scherzo, a Sparkling Fountain, More Callaerts, and a Dancing Donkey

Many of us in the USA are preparing a Patriotic Program for next month, so I have decided to offer you four pieces that have nothing at all to do with Patriotic music. Please read below to see what is … Continue reading

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An Irish Legend, A Holy Night, A Special Star, and A Sentimental Meditation

An Irish Legend, A Holy Night, A Special Star, and A Sentimental Meditation May’s pieces are an assortment that I think you will like. Two of them tell a story that everyone can enjoy, one is based on a hymntune, … Continue reading

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Ellsasser III, Walmisley’s Larghetto, Military Scene by AGO Founder, and Dello Joio’s Neopolitan Night

For April’s pieces, I have chosen some shorter pieces which together are priced at only $24 plus shipping. I think they are quality music, just short. Please read below to see what is interesting to you. ORGAN SHEET MUSIC 1. … Continue reading

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Hollins Spring Song, Yon Minuet, Ellsasser Evening, Bossi Etude

This year, I oddly do not have a march to announce for March. 🙂 Look for the second of three by Richard Ellsasser, another of Yon’s Divertimenti, another Spring Song to complement last month’s by Faulkes, and a crowd favorite … Continue reading

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Fantastic March to Faulkes’s Spring towards A Sweet Chariot in Perpetual Motion

February’s announcement contains my first restoration of that great Italian organist, Enrico Bossi, in his arrangement of the music of Paganini, the great violin virtuoso. Also included is the first of three by Richard Ellsasser and the first by a … Continue reading

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You Want Hymntunes or What?

You Want Hymntunes or What? I am working on a piece with these tunes shown below included. I will tell you that it was published by The Boston Music Company in 1944 so you know it’s legit. 🙂 The subtitle … Continue reading

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Restored Organ Music of 2017

Restored Organ Music of 2017 Here is a list of the music I restored during 2017. Looking back on these is a real pleasure for me. I hope you found some of them useful and enjoyable to play. In any … Continue reading

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