Suite Eucharistique: Salve, Sancta
by Xavier Mathias,
reprint from Senart.
This is a new printing on sturdy 80 pound acid-free paper. 19 pages. Original
markings are preserved with technical corrections made throughout in blue.
There are photos, a capsule biography of Mathias, notes on the music, and
an insert designed for duplication containing the chants (with translations)
used in the suite. Highest quality. Quality guaranteed. Size of music is
9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
François Xavier Mathias (1871–1939) was a master musician
and priest who was best known for his ability to organize things. He organized
chant choirs, taught them to sing, and wrote music which includes the melody
in such a way that a non-musician can recognize. The biography of his life
is titled The Extraordinary Musician of God. Much of his
music was never published and what did make it to print was presented so
badly that it was unplayable. The Suite Eucharistique is for manuals
alone of either organ or harmonium. This edition corrects the mistakes made
by the original publisher and presents a beautiful suite for organ manuals
that is perfect for the Mass and is atmospheric and evocative in recital.
It is moderately easy, though it contains polyphony throughout.