Caprice (The Brook)
by Gaston Dethier, reprint of the original 1905 J Fischer & Bro edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy acid-free
paper. 24 pages. Caprice
was one of several character pieces that Dethier composed and performed in his concerts.
The perpetual motion of its lightheartedness amply portrays the character of flowing water of the brook. We include photos, a capsule
biography, and notes on the music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
12.5" x 9.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Gaston Marie Dethier
(1875-1958) was born in Liege, Belgium, the son of Emile Dethier and before the age of 19 studied with Alexandre Guilmant
in Paris. He emigrated to America in 1894, becoming organist that year at St Francis Xavier in Manhattan. From 1907 to 1945, he taught
organ and piano at the Institute of Musical Art (later the Juilliard School). Dethier’s “Christmas” is best known
because of Virgil Fox. Moderately difficult.