A Summer Caprice, Schreiner’s Interlude, Carmen’s Intermezzo, and a Two-person Valkyries Ride

July is upon us here in the American South, and Heat is king with Humidity as his queen! The first three pieces in this announcement are light and good for a Summer program. The last is a duet arrangement of Wagner’s famous Ride of the Valkyries which you might save for October; I hear that’s the season for flying Valkyries. 🙂


1. CAPRICE, by W A Goldsworthy. This is his first organ piece and its playful, light texture is a Summertime joy. It’s marked “Daintily” — so there!

2. LYRIC INTERLUDE, by Alexander Schreiner. We all know the name of Schreiner for his monumental tenure at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. There is a parallel of his “Lyric Interlude” with Alec Wyton’s “Lotus”. Both were improvisations that were recorded and then written down after many requests.

3. INTERMEZZO TO ACT II OF CARMEN, by George Bizet, transcribed by Caspar Koch. This is the Entr’acte between Acts I and II, after the arrest of Don Jose and before the gathering at the inn. For the audience, it’s a contrast between two dramatic situations.

4. THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRS, by Richard Wagner, arranged by Clarence Dickinson and Charlotte Mathewson Lockwood. If you would like to wake up your audience with a duet, this is your choice. As Michael Barone introduced it, “Giddy-up!”

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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