Variations on the “Sicilian Hymn”
by Eugene Thayer, reprint of 1876 Oliver Ditson edition
This is a new printing of the original edition on sturdy acid-free paper. This tune is associated with texts in different languages:
“O Sanctissima,” a Latin hymn to the Virgin Mary; “O du Fröhliche,” a German Christmas carol, and
“Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing,” an English hymn. 16 pages. All markings are original.
We provide a capsule biography of Thayer and notes on the music. Highest quality guaranteed.
Size of music is 10.5" x 13.5"
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. This set of variations on the “Sicilian Hymn” is the solo version.
Both solo and duet versions came out
under the series, Album for Organists
, which proclaims that this
is “a choice collection of concert music for the organ with pedaling
and registration.” (The duet is Opus 27 amd the solo is Opus 29.) Registration is given for a two manual instrument, though it is very easy
to amplify the choices given with the resources of a larger organ. As with
many pieces in variations, this one ends with a fugue where everyone will
recognize the subject, a pedal obbligato, and a big, dramatic ending. Moderate.