Preparatory Studies for Motion-Picture Organists
Walter G Reynolds, reprint of the original edition from G Schirmer, 1928
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper. Preparatory Studies
was issued in 1928,
near the end of period where musical accompaniment was required for films. It was Volume 211 of Schirmer’s Scholastic Series:
“Material for vocal and instrumental Study — from the very easiest to the most difficult.”
The studies assume the organist has standard organ technique and concentrates on the techniques needed to create that professional
theatre organist sound that was so desired. It is not a guide to creating special effects (for that, see
Theatre Organist’s Secrets
) but concentrates on the creation
and performance of the standard musical styles. The author also states that though he “naturally has very definite ideas of
registration, he has refrained from expressing them in this volume.” 40 pages. Highest quality guaranteed.
9.5" x 12.5"
. $20.00. (Higher shipping charges due to
This Is Newly Printed Music
Walter Guernsey Reynolds
(1873–1953), born in Tioga, Pennsylvania, studied organ
with Alexandre Guilmant in Paris after graduating from the Mansfield State Normal School. His career included being a music teacher,
choral conductor and church musician. He worked as a theatre organist in San Francisco and Seattle and then as staff composer and
arranger for radio station KJR in Seattle. Read his obituary
from The Seattle Times
, January 22, 1953.