In the Shadow of the Old Trees
by Firmin Swinnen, reprint of 1927 Theodore Presser edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy 80 pound acid-free paper. 12 pages. Includes photo and capsule biography by
Colvin Randall, P S du Pont Fellow, Longwood Gardens. Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is
9.5" x 12.5"
To order all four pieces of the Longwood Sketches
and receive a discount
, visit the Longwood Sketches page
and use the buttons there (instead of the buttons above).
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1885-1972), born in Belgium,
is best known for his involvement with the organs at the du Pont estate, Longwood Gardens. Swinnen was in the midst of his tenure as
organist at Longwood Gardens at the time of writing this suite. This programmatic music is dramatic and requires an orchestral organ for best effect. Moderately difficult.
Longwood is an estate centuries old. This part opens with an Indian War-cry of two measures, which runs through the three
following movements. Indian melodies are interwoven with modern harmonies, depicting the march of time. —Firmin Swinnen, April 21, 1927