The Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral
by C Lee Williams, transcribed by Herbert Brewer, reprint
of the original 1915 Novello edition
This is a new printing on sturdy 80 pound acid-free paper. 24 pages. All
markings are original and the four chime melodies are included. We have
added a photo, a capsule biography of Brewer and a listing of his music.
Highest quality guaranteed. Size of music is 9.5" x 12.5"
This Is Newly Printed Music
C Lee Williams
(1852–1935) was the organist prior to Brewer at
the cathedral. His arrangement of the four chimes for piano was popular and
satisfying, especially to those who recognized the tunes. Brewer wanted it
to be heard on the organ as he played it and thus published this transcription
Alfred Herbert Brewer was born in Gloucester, England, on
June 21, 1865. He was highly educated and well-trained in
music. He studied organ with such teachers as Charles Villiers Stanford, he
won scholarships, he earned multiple degrees, he was awarded Hon.R.A.M. and
F.R.C.O, and was knighted by the king. He was a well-rounded musician who
was able to bring orchestral favorites to the organ in transcriptions that
are approachable and always easier to play than those by other well-known
organists such as Edwin Lemare. The Chimes of Gloucester Cathedral is
moderate with a few challenging sections.