Concert Fantasia on “Materna”
by Roland Diggle, reprint of Oliver Ditson (1929)
This is a new printing of the original on sturdy paper. 12 pages. Diggle’s Concert Fantasia on “Materna”
is one of his more intricate pieces. The tune, written by Samuel A Ward in 1882, is usually associated with “America, the
Beautiful.” This text, “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain,” makes it appropriate for patriotic
occasions in the USA. Highest quality guaranteed. Size
of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Roland Diggle (1885-1954) was born in England and moved to the United States in 1904. He was a tireless advocate
of organ music and wrote and arranged an enormous number of published pieces. His Concert Fantasia is sectional (variations) and has a
few spots where Diggle calls for notes on two manuals from one hand. Registration is for a four manual organ with several orchestral
stops but could be played successfully with creative registration on smaller instruments. Moderate.