by Billy Strayhorn, arranged for organ by Alec Wyton, reprint of the
Roger Dean edition
This is a restoration of the sheet music published by Roger Dean in 1987 on sturdy, acid-free paper. 8 pages. It is Alec Wyton’s
improvised arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s tune called Lotus Blossom
. There is a fascinating story associated with this music which
Dr Wyton played during Duke Ellington’s funeral at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York City. I have included
the full story with photos and biographical information. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967) produced music in partnership with Duke Ellington; Strayhorn’s best known tune is surely
“Take the A Train.” Alec Wyton, organist at St John the Divine, was asked to play “Lotus” during
the Ellington funeral, and this is Alec’s transcription of his improvisation. It is pure and simple, a perfect arrangement in form
and in spirit. The entire piece is technically easy but requires playing with great expression.