by Homer Nearing, reprint of the 1928 H W Gray edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy, acid-free paper. 24 pages. All markings are original. Highest quality
guaranteed. Size of music is
9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Homer C Nearing (1895-1986), born in Springfield, Missouri, graduated from the Kansas City Conservatory of
music. He was, during his career, a music professor and church musician
from 1914 until 1920 in Texas. While there, he was inspired to compose his impressionistic organ suites by the history and terrain
of the Southwestern United States. He wrote organ and choral music with an attempt at keeping the technical demands moderate
enough so that less proficient performers could produce a musically satisfying result. The pieces in the suite are
I. San Jacinto Morning, II. Yucca Blossoms, III. The Haunted Mesa,
IV. Shadows, V. A Forgotten Trail.
These evocative atmospheric musical pictures will appeal to the romantic sensibilities of listeners. They offer the organist
an opportunity to play a suite of program music without weeks of work. You may notice hints of Debussy in these! Moderately easy.