Choral with Variations
by Henry Smart, reprint from the Oliver Ditson edition of 1876
This is a new printing on sturdy, acid-free paper of the American edition of Smart’s “Choral with Variations”
which include pedaling and registration by Eugene Thayer. The piece was first published in 1871 in an issue of William Reeves’s
The Organist’s Quarterly Journal
and included in Volume II of the collected issues, published by Novello. Smart’s
beautiful chorale melody is original. We include a photo of the great man with full muttonchops and an article on the music by
John Broadhouse from 1880. Here is a sample: The choral is a noble example of the hymntune in the metre known as “eight
sevens,” the metre, that is, of “Jesu, lover of my soul.”
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Size of music is 13.5" x 10.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Henry Thomas Smart (1813-1879) was an English organist and is today remembered for this piece and for his hymntunes,
Regent Square and Lancashire. This active pedal part is not typical of English music of this time and Thayer’s
indications are enlightening, especially for less sensitive tracker pedalboards. Moderate.