by Roy Perry, first edition.
This is the first printing of this legendary piece by Roy Perry, the great organ designer and tonal finisher for G Donald Harrison
at Aeolian-Skinner. I worked closely with Jimmy Culp, organist emeritus of First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore, Texas, in preparing
this edition to match Roy’s intent. Jimmy told me that Roy loaned him the manuscript, and he made the copy we used for this
edition. “In the places where notes have been marked out or changed, you should know that Roy made those corrections,”
he wrote. He also mentioned that Roy “took a pencil and changed notes, marked out notes, added slurs, etc. He said he
‘changed his mind.’” We include a photo and Roy’s short autobiography, “Poor Bob’s Boy.”
Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Roy Perry (1907–1978) was born on September 27, 1906, in Indian Bayou, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana. His career
included being a theatre organist, organist-choirmaster at First Presbyterian Church in Kilgore, Texas, and a sales representative
for Aeolian-Skinner. After leaving his church in 1972, he worked as an organ consultant and tonal finisher.
His last major project was designing and finishing the great organ at Washington National Cathedral. He died May 27, 1978 in Kilgore.