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Little Books for Organ

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Special offervideo Little Books for Organ books 1-3
All 3 books below (essentially a "buy 2, get 1 free" offer) in one download.
30 new pieces in different styles and of different levels of difficulty, suitable for weddings, funerals, voluntaries, service music, and general performance.
The 3 books and individual pieces are available separately (see below). To hear or view the pieces, click below.
A fourth book is on the way...
(Video of Book I (complete))
OrganBook1
Special offervideo "Little Book for Organ, Book I" (March 2015)
10 short pieces in a variety of styles, inspired by the arrival of the new digital organ in Maria Alm church. To hear or view the individual pieces, click on the  links below. (Video of Book I)
  1. Chorale Prelude on Hyfrydol (Allelujah, sing to Jesus) Found this video of Bryan Lohr playing this in Maryland at the start of the service. First performance was at the wedding of ex-Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Red Bull F1 boss Christian Horner in May 2014 IN Woburn, Beds.
  2. Interlude in A minor
  3. Interlude in G major***
  4. video  Short Trio in G major Found tthis video of Andrew Grahame, organ music presenter on 2MBS-FM, a radio station in Sydney, Australia, playing this. Found another video from the "Total Organ Playing Contest"
  5. Flourish
  6. Sortie in C minor
  7. video Elevation in F There is a video of Carson Cooman playing this piece (concert organist and composer in residence at The Memorial Church, Harvard University) 
  8. Chorale Prelude on Rockingham (When I survey the wondrous cross)
  9. Christmas piecesChorale Prelude on Quem Pastores (Jesus, good above all other)
  10. "Pitfall" Postlude
OrganBook2
Special offer "Little Book for Organ, Book II" (March 2016)
10 more pieces suitable for various occasions.

  1. Sortie in D (Mar 2016) "Very much in the Dubois tradition and no less successful for its winks at the style of the great French romantic organists" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
  2. Chorale Prelude on Slane (Lord of all Hopefulness) (Mar 2016)
  3. Chorale Prelude on Paderborn (Rejoice in God's saints, today and all days or Maria, dich lieben ist allzeit mein Sinn) (Oct 2015)
  4. video Communion in D (Mar 2016) There is a recording online of Carson Cooman* playing this piece (concert organist and composer in residence at The Memorial Church, Harvard University)
  5. Chorale Prelude on Großer Gott (Holy God, we bless Thy name) (Sept 2015)
  6. Chorale Prelude on Innsbruck (Maria breitet den Mantel aus) (Oct 2015)
  7. Communion in F (Feb 2016)
  8. Pastorale in A flat (Mar 2016)
  9. Processional in B flat (Mar 2016)
  10. Processional in D (Mar 2016)
OrganBook3
Special offer "Little Book for Organ, Book III" (June 2016)
A further set of 10 new pieces.
  1. Easter Chorale Prelude on Der Heiland ist Erstanden (Apr 2016)
  2. St. George's Gallop (April 2016) "This is a very successful organ composition. It demonstrates a thorough familiarity with the technical aspects of writing for this instrument, inncluding helpful and imaginative registration suggestions and effective use of the pedals and manual changes. The ternary structure of the piece is confidently handled. The "A" section is itself in ternary form with memorable thematic material based largely on tonic arpeggios. The second section while fitting naturally to the initial secion is full of contrast in key, level of chromaticism and thicker textures." (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
  3. video Meditation in G (April 2016) This piece has a more fluid attitude to structure and is very sensitively handled with the atmosphere of an improvisation. The opening theme returns only as a hint after a journey through distant tonal regions. In short, this is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London). There is a recording online of Carson Cooman* playing this piece (concert organist and composer in residence at The Memorial Church, Harvard University)
  4. Rhapsodic Farewell (May 2016)
  5. Chorale Prelude on Crimond (The Lord's my Shepherd) (May 2016)
  6. Short Trio in A minor (May 2016), dedicated to Andrew Grahame, organ music presenter on 2MBS-FM, a radio station in Sydney, Australia. He's posted a recording of him playing it on his Hauptwerk organ here
  7. video Short Fanfare in D (June 2016). There is a recording online of Carson Cooman* playing this piece (concert organist and composer in residence at The Memorial Church, Harvard University)
  8. Chorale Prelude on "All for Jesus" (June 2016)
  9. Chorale Prelude on St. Clement "The Day Thou Gavest" (June 2016)
  10. "Nun Danket" Postlude (June 2016) "Its assured use of varied metres including 5/8 and the decoration woven around the unadorned statements of the chorale itself create a very exciting postlude that takes the listener "by the throat"" (Andrew Wilson, award winning composer and Director of Studies, National College of Music, London)
 "Little Book for Organ, Book IV" is underway:
  1. Autumn Waltz for organ (October 2016)
  2. Christmas piecesvideo Organ Variations on Gabriel's Message ("The Angel Gabriel from Heaven Came" with a video (Nov 2016)
  3. Organ stately processional (May 2017)
  4. Organ Chorale Prelude on Regina Caeli "Freu dich O Himmelskönigin" (May 2017)

Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (J S Bach) Arr. Simon Peberdy
An arrangement of this for 3 manual organ that I did because I needed it!

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