The Essential Organist (Revised Edition) Paperback

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The Essential Organist (Revised Edition)

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The Essential Organist has long been a fixture in every organist's library and this sparkling new edition will ensure its unique place for many years to come. Inside you will find 100 of the most requested and useful pieces, all in player-friendly arrangements.

The Essential Organist (Revised Edition) by Unknown was published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd. in January 2014 and is our 19515th best seller. The ISBN for The Essential Organist (Revised Edition) is 9781848671140.

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Is this copy for manuals with two staves, please?

A:The music is notated with three staves, the third line of music being the pedal part of each piece. The pedal part is doubled up, so it would be possible to play the music on a two-manual organ without it.

CD Track Listing and Samples

A memorial piece – Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
Adagietto from Symphony No.5 – Gustav Mahler
Adagio for Strings – Samuel Barber
Adagio from Clarinet Concerto – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Adagio from Violin Concerto No.1 – Max Bruch
Air from Suite No.3 – JS Bach
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate – Mozart
Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 – Mozart
Andante from String Quartet No.1 – Franz Schubert
Andante tranquillo – Peter Warlock
Angel’s farewell from The Dream of Gerontius – Edward Elgar
Arioso – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – George Frederic Handel
Ashokan Farewell – Jay Ungar
Au fond du temple saint from The Pearl Fishers – Georges Bizet
Ave Maria – Charles Gonoud
Ave verum corpus – Mozart
Behold, a rose is blooming – Johannes Brahms
Bist du bei mir – Bach
Bridal March from Lohengrin – Wagner
Canon in D – Richard Wagner
Cantique de Jean Racine – Gabriel Faure
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco – Giuseppe Verdi
Cujus animam – Gioachino Rossini
Danny boy
Finale from Trumpet Concerto – Joseph Haydn
First Movement from Moonlight Sonata – Ludwig van Beethoven
First Movement from Symphony No.40 – Mozart
Gavotte – William Boyce
Gavotte from French Suite No.5 – Bach
Gavotte from French Suite No.3 – Bach
Gymnopedie No.1 – Erik Satie
Hornpipe humoresque – Noel Rawsthorne
How lovely are thy dwellings from Requiem – Brahms
I know that my Redeemer liveth from Messiah – Handel
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Pietro Mascagni
Jesus, joy of man’s desiring – Bach
Jupiter from the Planets – Gustav Holst
Komm, susser Tod – Bach
Largo from Concerto in D minor – Antonio Vivaldi
Large from Serse – Handel
Laudate Dominum from Solemn Vespers – Mozart
March from Occasional Oratorio – Handel
March from Scipio – Handel
Marche Militaire – Schubert
Meditation from Thais – Jules Massenet
Menuet – Handel
Misere – Gregorio Allegri
Nessun dorma from Turandot – Giacomo Puccini
Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Elgar
O for the wings of a dove – Felix Mendelssohn
O my soul rejoices with gladness – Sigfrid Karg-Elert
O rest in the Lord from Elijah - Mendelssohn
Ode to Joy from Symphony No.9 – Beethoven
Panis angelicus – Cesar Franck
Pavane – Faure
Pavane pour une infante defunte – Ravel
Pie Jesus from Requiem – Faure
Prelude from Te Deum – Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Prelude in A – Frederic Chopin
Prelude in C minor – Chopin
Radetzky March – Johann Strauss
Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Salut d’amour – Elgar
Second Movement from Pathetique Sonata – Beethoven
Serenade from String Quartet Op.3, No.5 – Haydn
Sheep may safely graze – Bach
Siciliana from Concerto No.5 – Handel
Solemn melody – Henry Walford Davies
Sortie in B flat – Louis Lefebure-Wely
Summertime from Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin
The banks of green willow – George Butterworth
The Entertainer – Scott Joplin
Spring from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Summer from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Autumn from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
Winter from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
The Swan from The Carnival of the Animals – Camille Saint-Saens
Theme and Variation from the Trout Quintet – Schubert
Theme from Finlandia – Jean Sibelius
Theme from First Movement of Cello Concerto – Elgar
Theme from Second Movement of Symphony No.9 From the New World – Antonin Dvorak
Theme from Third Movement of Symphony No.2 – Sergei Rachmaninoff
Themes from First Movement of Piano Concerto No.2 – Rachmaninoff
Themes from Rhapsody in Blue – Gershwin
To a wild rose – Edward MacDowell
Toccata from Symphony No.5 – Charles-Marie Widor
Traumerei – Robert Schumann
Trumpet tune and air – Henry Purcell
Trumpet voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Urlicht from Symphony No.2 Reusrrection – Mahler
Menuets I and II from Water Music – Handel
Air from Water Music – Handel
Bourree from Water Music – Handel
Hornpipe I from Water Music – Handel
Menuet from Water Music – Handel
Hornpipe II from Water Music – Handel
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn
Zadok the Priest - Handel


Details for The Essential Organist (Revised Edition)

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherKevin Mayhew Ltd. (January 2014)
Number of Pages376
Thickness25 mm
Height296 mm
Width207 mm
Product Code1902724
Page last updated 26th March 2019
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