Sonata I for Organ
by Eugene Thayer, reprint
of 1860s Bote & Bock edition
This is a new printing of the German edition on sturdy 80 pound
paper. 20 pages. All markings are original. We provide a full glossary
and a brief history of Thayer and
the sonata. Highest quality guaranteed. Graphics below are reduced in
size and quality for faster loading. Size of music
is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
(1838-1889), a contemporary of Dudley Buck and John Knowles
Paine, was one of the early American organ virtuosi who composed many works
for the organ. The Sonata I
for organ was published in the 1860s
in Berlin and Boston. I believe that the German edition came first. Thayer
dedicated his first published work to John Knowles Paine, his American teacher;
indeed, this dedication is prominently displayed on the cover.
It contains the expected stylings of pieces from this time, and includes obvious
quotations of God Save the King
, owing to patriotic (nationalistic)
music being quite popular.
It is divided into three movements with the third being a set of variations
on God Save the King
, also known as America
or My Country ’tis
. The pedal variation is especially fun to play! The
entire piece lies between moderately simple and moderate levels.