This December’s offering consists of three Christmas pieces to help put you in the mood plus an energetic Grand Choeur by Hollins for New Year’s. One of the Christmas pieces is my first restoration of music written by Carl Mueller. I hope you will enjoy it and add it to your seasonal repertoire.
ORGAN SHEET MUSIC
1. PETITE MARCHE CHAMPÊTRE DE NOËL by Robert Leech Bedell. His full English title is “Rustic March of the Villagers at Christmas,” and it was written for an AGO chapter back in 1942. If you need a short children’s processional for Christmas, this is it.
2. IN BETHLEHEM’S TOWN, by Carl Mueller. Mueller based this appealing music on two well-known tunes, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” and “Fairest Lord Jesus.” It goes through lots of keys and textures, giving impressions of Bethlehem from Bible times.
3. GRAND CHOEUR NO 2, by Alfred Hollins. This big and lively piece is in three and I think it’s perfect for New Year’s and January. Visit the page to hear a professional recording by another blind organist, David Liddle. Hollins is always worth the work!
4. TOCCATA ON “HOW BRIGHTLY SHINES,” by Garth Edmundson. His “Vom Himmel Hoch” (1937) is his most performed piece, and this toccata from 1955 is related in style to it. It is indicated for use on Christmas and Epiphany.
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. ** Because this month’s bundle weighs less than usual, the shipping charge is reduced! ** 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.