In A Monastery Garden
by Albert Ketèlbey,
arranged by Hugh Ware, reprint of Harms (1915)
This is a new printing of the 1915 edition (including the art cover) on sturdy,
acid-free paper. 8 pages. Registrations are given for pipe and
Hammond organs (from a later edition). Highest quality guaranteed.
Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Albert W Ketèlbey (1875-1959) was an English composer whose
early music won the praise of Elgar and gained first place over Holst. From
ages 16 to 20, he was a church organist as well as a piano soloist. After 1912,
Ketèlbey became a music editor for Chappell and music director of the
Columbia Gramophone Co. This piece was the first of many short tone poems with
exotic titles (In a Persian Market, In the Mystic Land of Egypt,
In a Chinese Temple Garden) that he composed with elaborate orchestrations over
the next 15 years. His positions helped to get these atmospheric pieces published
and recorded. Theatre organists such as Reginald Foort, Reginald Dixon, and
Quentin Maclean have performed and recorded them. If you want evocative music to play that
will appeal to the senses, this is it! Many Pops Orchestra fans will recognize it, and so
will some cartoon fanciers.