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.


1. PEACEFUL WATERS by Richard Ellsasser. This programmatic gem for soft strings and flutes is the last of the three published by R D Row in Boston.

2. LARGHETTO, by Thomas Attwood Walmisley. I have included much information on the short life of this talented organist on the page with this music. He was organist at St John’s and Trinity Colleges in Cambridge at the age of 19! He had a Sunday schedule that consisted of eight services (four morning, two afternoon and one evening) in four locations in Cambridge. Learn more about him and see his short and beautiful Larghetto at:

3. SCÈNE MILITAIRE by Herve Wilkins. You may know the name because he a Founder of the AGO, but he wrote this piece in 1888, eight years before the AGO began. (http://michaelsmusicservice.com/agofounders.html) This programmatic scene depicts an army of the 19th century with its firmness and assurance — plenty of trumpet calls and drum sounds in the pedal!

4. NOTTURNO NAPOLETANO, by Casimiro Dello Joio. I’m sure many of you know the name of Norman Dello Joio; this was his father. He emigrated from Italy to New York City and Norman was born there. Casimiro wrote a lot of music, but this is his only organ piece. It depicts the memory of a night in Naples, and he dedicated it to Robert Elmore.

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 all for sharing your interest in this music by playing it. I have received no recordings for these, and I would to get yours to share with our audience.

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