Of the Father’s Love, Ropartz’s Varied Theme, Faulkes’s Carillon, and Federlein’s Grand Choeur Militare

Oh Boy, for November’s offering, I have chosen four pieces that absolutely have to please everyone! The Candlyn Divinum Mysterium was the most requested piece of 2016-17. I offer the only recording I could find, and that is John Apple playing the Rodgers Trio! It is truly beautiful and absolutely earns a place in your church. The others offer something for all tastes! And for the first time, all four pieces are available as PDFs!


1. PRELUDE ON “DIVINUM MYSTERIUM,” by Candlyn. This is Candlyn’s most beautiful and most played piece. It is an absolutely gorgeous and playable arrangement of “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” that captures the beauty and quietude of the chant melody. If you don’t have this, get it now!

2. THÈME VARIÉ, by Guy Ropartz. This lovely “Varied Theme,” not really a theme and variations, is just a great piece for service or a light interlude for concert. It is number four in his six pieces but is the most often played. I offer two contrasting performances for you to hear.

3. GRAND CHOEUR MILITAIRE, by Gottfried Federlein. From 1912 comes this clever march with a military flair.

4. CARILLON, by William Faulkes. His light and lyric Carillon is a change from the usual loud and boisterous piece. To me, it has the quality of a well-tuned music box.

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.


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One Response to Of the Father’s Love, Ropartz’s Varied Theme, Faulkes’s Carillon, and Federlein’s Grand Choeur Militare

  1. George Murphy says:

    I can only say it, straight up:
    If one should ever see any offering from the pen of J.G. Ropartz, do not hesitate for a New York second to purchase it.

    This is truly one of the 20th Century’s most underrated composers. The piece here is from a set that I have owned for some time and these works are just wonderful (Franckian-style) treasures!

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