Anthology of 18th century English organ music, Volume 1
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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.
Edited by David Patrick
David Patrick was a pupil of and assistant to Harold Darke at St Michael's, Cornhill, London from 1959 to 1966, during which time he gave many recitals and was awarded a Fellowship of Trinity College, London. Since then he has firmly established himself as a recital organist, accompanist (organ, harpsichord, and piano), and conductor throughout the UK and Europe. He has also made several recordings of organ music. He founded and runs the music publishing company Fitzjohn Music Publications, which has an extensive catalogue of keyboard, vocal, and choral music, including many editions of 18th- and 19th-century organ music. He is also a choral director and adjudicator at numerous festivals and competitions in the UK and overseas.
William Goodwin: Voluntary in D, 12 Voluntaries for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 8
George Frederick Handel: 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 Eb major, 6 Voluntarys for the Organ, Pianoforte or Harpsichord, No. 1
Thomas Sanders Dupius: 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 Eb major, Op. 3 No. 4
George Frederick Handel: Voluntary in D major, 12 Voluntaries and Fugues for the Organ or Harpsichord, No. 10
Charles Burney: Concert 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 Eb major, Op. 9 No. 4
Editorial Notes and Sources
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