Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Best of the Saint Cecilia Series. 148
pages. The original Saint Cecilia Series was aptly named for the patron saint
of musicians who has often been represented in art as playing the organ. This
special edition of the Sunday Morning Organist includes many of the most famous
pieces from the original H. W. Gray Series compiled into one convenient
resource for professional organists. Many musical genres are represented
including traditional hymn tunes, gospel songs, American folk melodies,
classical favorites, as well as Christmas and wedding selections. Best of the
Saint Cecilia Series provides a valuable collection of performance pieces for
the church organist.
Titles: Arabesque on "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" * Fanfare in C for Organ * Festival Piece on "Nicaea" * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * Now Thank We All Our God * Recessional on "Hymn to Joy" * Rigadoun * Shall We Gather at the River * Sinfonia from the Cantata Wir Danken Dir, Gott * Sinfonies de Fanfares * Solemn Processional * Toccata on "Adeste Fideles" * Toccata on "Nicaea" (Holy, Holy, Holy) * Two Preludes on American Hymn Tunes * Two Preludes on Wedding Hymns * Two Sinfonias * Variations on "Adeste Fideles" * Variations on "Angels We Have Heard on High" * Variations on "Chester" * Variations on "Simple Gifts." "Arioso - I Stand at the Threshold (Sinfonia to Cantata No. 156)," "Nettleton (Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing) from Two Preludes on American Hymn Tunes," "Shall We Gather at the River," "Sinfonies de Fanfares 1. Rondeau (From Premiere Suite, mvt. 1)," and "Toccata from Variations on Angels We Have Heard on High" are Federation Festivals 2016-2020 selections.