Sonata IV 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. 16 pages. All markings are original. We provide a 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 IV
for organ was published in the
1860s in Berlin. This is the first sonata by Thayer to contain only
original thematic material; he felt confident enough not to depend on the
nationalist themes used in previous sonatas. Thayer dedicated his
fourth sonata to August Haupt, his teacher; indeed, this dedication is prominently
displayed on the cover.
It is divided into three movements and is the shortest and technically least
demanding of his five sonatas. The entire piece lies between simple and moderate.