by A L Barnes, reprint of 1897 Clayton Summy
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy, acid-free paper. Barnes’s Reverie
was Number 6 in a series
called “The Auditorium Collection of Organ Music” which celebrated the Roosevelt organ in the Chicago Auditorium.
We include a photo and capsule biography by Stephen H Best. 8 pages. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
10.5" x 13.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Albert Lewis Barnes
(1861-1906) was born in Illinois
but was closely associated with Utica, New York, for most of his life. He was involved with the organ in every aspect from playing and
teaching to maintenance and building. (Read Steve’s entire research
in this PDF
.) This piece published in 1897 coincided with his
brief departure from Utica to serve at a church in New Jersey. Sadly, the publisher misspelled his name on the cover. From a
memorial concert: “The complete programme will pay tribute to the late Mr. Barnes, who was the greatest musician and did all
in his power to uplift the art in Utica.” Moderately easy.
From the Utica Sunday Journal, July 5, 1896: “Utica’s popular musician, A.L. Barnes, has recently received a well-merited
recognition of his abilities. Mr. Barnes is the author of a ‘Reverie,’ which he dedicated to N. Irving Hyatt, the organist of
Westminster church. Mr. Hyatt greatly admired the work and sent it to Dr. Gerrit Smith, the well-known composer and organist, suggesting he
should play it before the State Music Teachers’ Association in its convention at Auburn this week. Dr. Smith found the work so excellent
that he not only gave it a prominent position on his program but invited Mr. Barnes to perform it which the latter has consented to do. The
compliment was a graceful one and a fitting recognition of Mr. Barnes’ musical abilities which his many friends in this city will