Fancy That!, Callaerts Op 23, Ludwig van Organ, Christian Debussy

Greetings, everyone. Selections for the month of July include music from Beethoven and Debussy which make for some musical “meat.” To deal with the Summer heat, I recommend “Fancies” by Sellars. Thank you very much to those of you who have helped me spread the word about my restorations.

1. FANCIES, by Gatty Sellars. This was the hardest piece by Sellars to find! I am so happy to be able offer it for this Summer. Fancies was written in 1916 and published in several different arrangements because of its popularity. I plan a post in my blog with some comments from that year. If you want a fun and easy Summertime piece, this is it.

2. PIECES POUR ORGUE, OPUS 23, by Joseph Callaerts. From the First Series in his music published by Schott, this is the Fourth Book, his Opus 23. These are all solid music, but the Toccata is the stand-out title. Be sure to listen to the recording on my page.

3. ANDANTES AND ADAGIOS, VOL III, by Ludwig van Beethoven, arranged by Julius Andre. I began restoring his Beethoven transcriptions with Vol III because it contains one of my all-time favorite Beethoven themes, the Andante from the Fifth Symphony — which sounds beautiful on the organ.

4. PRELUDE TO “THE BLESSED DAMOZEL,” by Claude Debussy, transcribed by Palmer Christian. There were only two pieces by Palmer Christian ever published, and both were Debussy transcriptions. If you don’t know the original cantata, visit my page to hear it and the organ transcription.

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 sharing it online.


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