Souvenir de Printemps
by Joseph Holbrooke, transcribed by Herbert Brewer,
reprint of the original 1908 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free paper. 12 pages. All markings
are original. We provide a photo, capsule biographies of Brewer and Holbrooke, and a listing of Brewer’s
music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Joseph Charles Holbrooke
(1878–1958) was known as a pianist and conductor and promoter of his own compositions. He wrote both serious and light music in many media, and his only original organ work is “Grand Prelude and Fugue in G minor.” The original piece for violin and piano was described in 1907 as “of a simple, appealing nature, replete with fragrant charm.” The simple pedal part and clear solo against accompaniment make this an excellent choice for a theatre organ.
Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, on June 21, 1865. He was highly educated and well-trained in
music. He studied organ with such teachers as Charles Villiers Stanford, he won scholarships, he earned multiple degrees, he was awarded
Hon.R.A.M. and F.R.C.O, and was knighted by the king. He was a well-rounded musician who was able to bring orchestral favorites to the organ
in transcriptions that are approachable and always easier to play than those by other well-known organists such as Edwin Lemare.
Souvenir de Printemps is moderate.