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
William Goodwin: Voluntary in D, 12 Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpischord, No. 8
George Frideric Handel, attrib.: Voluntary in C major, 12 Voluntaries and Fugues for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 2
George Berg: Voluntary in G minor, Op. 8 No. 16
George Green: Voluntary in E flat major, 6 Voluntarys for the Organ, Pianoforte or Harpsichord, No. 1
Thomas Sanders Dupuis: Voluntary in C major, 9 Voluntaries for the Organ, Set 1 No. 1
Starling Goodwin: Voluntary in G major, 12 Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord, Book 2 No. 1
Henry Heron: Voluntary in A minor, Op. 1 No. 5
Jonas Blewitt: Voluntary in D, Op. 4 No. 2
John Marsh: Voluntary in C major, 18 Voluntaries for the organ, No. 1
Starling Goodwin: Voluntary in G major, 12 Voluntarys for the organ or Harpsichord, Book 2 No. 6
Jonas Blewitt: Voluntary in G minor, Op. 2 No. 8
Francis Linley: Voluntary in C major, Op. 6 No. 1
John Garth: Voluntary in E flat major, Op. 3 No. 4
George Frideric Handel, attrib.: Voluntary in D major, 12 Voluntaries and Fugues for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 10
Charles Burney: Cornet Piece in B minor, 6 Concert Pieces, No. 4
William Boyce: Voluntary in C major, 10 Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 6
Jacob Kirkman: Voluntary in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 4
Editorial Note and Sources
Softbound, 60 pages
Oxford University Press, 2013