a Choral Theme from Palestrina
by Dudley Buck, reprint
of 1896 J B Millet edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy 80 pound acid-free
paper. 12 pages. All markings are original. There is a photo of Buck,
a capsule biography, and comments on the piece. Dudley Buck
was for several decades America’s most famous organist and organ composer.
At the time of publication of Festival Prelude
he was the organist at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Brooklyn, playing
their enlarged III/40 1873 Hilborne Roosevelt (Op. 3). Highest quality
guaranteed. Size of music is 12.5" x 9.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1839-1909), a contemporary
of Eugene Thayer and John Knowles Paine, was one of the early American organ
virtuosi who composed many works for the organ. Festival Prelude
last published organ composition and appeared first in Volume 2 of Vox
.in 1896, the year of the founding of the American Guild of Organists.
Theodore Presser later issued the Festival Prelude
and in a collection called The American Organist
. Many congregations
today recognize this tune sung with “The Strife is O’er,” and
this is how Buck introduced it. The
piece is easy to moderately easy.