This four-volume anthology contains a sparkling selection of pieces and represents all the major composers of the period. It includes pieces in all the main genres, with Cornet and Trumpet Voluntaries, Echo Voluntaries, fugal works with slow introductions, and Full Voluntaries; as such, the collection offers a wide range of attractive music suitable for both church and recital use.
Each volume contains an extended Introduction, with information on instruments of the period, registration, ornamentation, and notes on the composers. An important feature of the collection is an editorial realization of the cadenzas which occur at key points in some of the pieces; these complete the works and demonstrate how they would have been performed at the time.
With extended historical information and a wonderful array of pieces carefully edited from original sources, this is a major collection that will be of interest to organists of all abilities.
Compiled and edited by David Patrick
John Bennett: Voluntary in D major, 10 Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 10
John 'Christmas' Beckwith: Voluntary in C minor, 6 Voluntaries for Organ, Harpsichord, etc., No. 6
Charles Burney: Cornet Piece in A major, 6 Cornet Pieces, No. 2
Jonas Blewitt: Voluntary in Bb major, Op. 4 No. 4
George Berg: Voluntary in C minor, Op. 8 No. 19
Henry Heron: Voluntary in D major, Op. 1 No. 1
George Green: Voluntary in E major, 6 Voluntarys for the Organ, Pianoforte or Harpsichord, No. 4
Matthias Hawdon: Sonata in Bb major, Op. 4 No. 4
Robert Broderip: Voluntary in G major, Op. 5 No. 4
James Nares: Fuga in F major, 6 Fuges [sic] with Introductory Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord
John Travers: Voluntary in D, 12 Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 3
(Charles) Thomas Carter: Voluntary in G major, Op. 37 No. 2
John Keeble: Piece in F, A Second Set of Select Pieces for the Organ, No. 7
Thomas Sanders Dupuis: Voluntary in D major, Op. 8 No. 1
Editorial Notes and Sources
Difficulty: Moderately Difficult
59 pages softbound
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