Pearce Pieces, Italian Songs, Sellars Lamb, and Incredible Trouble

Greetings, everyone. The four selections for May have as much diversity as you could imagine. There are transcriptions of famous instrumental music, Italian hymns and patriotic songs, and a beloved spiritual.

NOTE ON SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE USA. I now have a better deal on international shipping, so I have decreased the charge for it by $2 per order. This will help those who have had to pay extra when our post office increased and changed the rate structure a few years ago. Hurrah!


1. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ORGAN, by James Pearce. I have wanted to restore these transcriptions more than any other music — ever. They are faithful to the originals, the originals are beautiful and known everywhere, and they are playable by any organist, no matter how limited in technique. I urge you to look at these!

2. RAPSODIA ITALIANA, by Pietro Yon. If you know these Italian patriotic and Piedmontese melodies, great. But even if you don’t, Yon adds enough character to sell them to any audience. I offer two recordings for you to sample.

3. AGNUS DEI by Georges Bizet, transcribed by Gatty Sellars. By now, you all know that I am attempting to put all of the music of Gatty Sellars back in print. Here is his version of the famous melody (the Entr’acte of Scene 2 of Act II) from the incidental music to “L’Arlesienne,” as sung to the Agnus Dei.

4. NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I’VE SEEN, by Clarence Kohlmann. You know his name from his long association with Ocean Grove and his famous storm music. This is a fine arrangement of a spiritual that could easily be used as service music. It’s not difficult and treats the melody with respect.

MONTHLY DISCOUNT BUNDLE. To get the four pieces mentioned above, I offer a special price so you can buy all of the pieces above with one click and save money in the deal. I welcome your support, and if you don’t want to play a particular piece in the group, consider giving it to a student or another organist.

Thank you for sharing your interest in this music by playing it and telling others.


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