More New Music for Organ Wednesday, February 29, 2012
17th And 18th Century Organ Voluntaries
This is an outstanding resource for all organists. Edited by Michael Burkhardt, this collection features music specifically for Manuals and Manuals with Pedal Points. A very useful book.
How does a worshiper express “adoration?” Sometimes it will be with a joyful shout of praise; but at other times, it may be through a quietly spoken prayer. Master craftsman Robert Lau has captured the full range of these expressions in styles ranging from bold to intimate, and he provides fresh, evocative material for use throughout the church year. Spirituals and folk hymns are featured side-by-side with classics like “O Worship the King.” Of special interest are three original compositions, including a new “Trumpet Tune” that will serve as an exultant prelude or postlude. This is a great teaching resource, especially for a pianist transitioning to organ.
At The Name of Jesus:
Four Hymns of Devotion
Two of the four settings (King’s Weston, Ora Labora) have exciting toccata settings. Two are more meditative (The Call, Sharpthorne.) All feature Michael Burkhardt’s exciting but approachable writing style.
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