by Edward MacDowell,
transcribed by Richard Ellsasser, reprint
of the original 1958 Boosey & Hawkes edition
This is a new printing on sturdy acid-free
paper. 40 pages. All markings are original, and we include photos, capsule
biographies and a list of Ellsasser’s organ music. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1860–1908) is best known for this composition.
He was most successful in his numerous short works which portray objects, places,
and emotions — program music. Woodland Sketches
published in 1896, first in a limited edition of 110 copies, as well as a regular
edition. They became
best sellers, especially for piano teachers looking for student music.As a
result, they became MacDowell’s most popular compositions.
Eight of the pieces were inspired by the surroundings in Peterborough, New
an Indian Lodge” used native melodies that had been cited in a dissertation
in 1882. “From
Uncle Remus” came from the composer’s recent reading of stories
by Joel Chandler Harris. Ironically, the most famous of the Sketches, “To
a Wild Rose,” was rescued by his wife from the floor beside the wastebasket
where the composer had intended to discard it.
Richard Ellsasser (1926–1972) was an organ prodigy and performed
on all organs, classical, theatre, large, small, pipe, and electronic. A prolific
recitalist, his repertoire ranged from Bach to twentieth century, transcriptions,
and light popular music. The ten movements of Woodland
Sketches vary in difficulty
from easy to moderately difficult.