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Adagios for Organ Rollin Smith

Adagios for Organ

Rollin Smith

Published June 26th 2007
ISBN : 9780486457345
Paperback
128 pages
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Intermediate and experienced organists will prize this appealing original collection of organ works in slow tempo. Itsforty-three adagios range from the Baroque era to modern times, offering a tremendous variety of pieces for public and privateMoreIntermediate and experienced organists will prize this appealing original collection of organ works in slow tempo. Its forty-three adagios range from the Baroque era to modern times, offering a tremendous variety of pieces for public and private performance.Highlights include works by such celebrated composers for organ as Johann Sebastian Bach (Hark! A Voice Saith, All Are Mortal, BWV 643), Alexandre Guilmant (Méditation and Adagio, from Sonata No. 6, Op. 86), Louis Vierne (Prélude Funèbre, Op. 4), and Charles-Marie Widor (Adagio from Symphonie No. 5, Op. 42-1). Other pieces include the popular Largo from Handels 1738 opera, Xerxes- Liszts tribute to his friend, At the Grave of Richard Wagner- and pieces by Brahms, Couperin, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schumann, Saint-Saëns, and others. Editor Rollin Smith provides notes on the music, with background information on each piece.