by Isaac van Vleck Flagler, reprint of 1911 Theodore Presser edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy paper. 24 pages. All markings are original. We provide a capsule biography
and photo. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 10.5" x 13.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Isaac van Vleck Flagler
(1840-1909) is nearly unknown today, but he was an important American organist with a
fascinating career in upstate New York. The “Festival Overture” is the last of the pieces edited by Flagler’s friend,
George Whiting and published posthumously two years after Flagler’s death. The piece was recorded by the Aeolian Company on an
organ roll (hear below). It was described there: “Originally an organ composition, this, although many of its characteristics
are orchestral are quite in the mood of some old Italian overtures. This resemblance is marked at the very beginning by the brilliant
manner and familiar figure of the introductory measures. ... At the close, following a fanfare, there is heard a brilliant coda which
— more than any other part of the composition — definitely defines the festival spirit of this music.” Moderate.