Conversations: Seven Character Pieces for Organ

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This group of “character” pieces are not profound, intellectual, historic, serious or sacred. Rather, they are light-hearted, brief, clever perhaps, even cheerful secular works. Still, they are written in a modern style and are pieces that informed music lovers should find entertaining. The titles suggest various “conversations” one might have with others: A Pronouncement, A Question, Whispers, Quiet Talk, Chatting with Granny, Persuasion, and Tête-à-tête. As a set they call upon a wide variety of colors and dynamic levels of a modern pipe organ, including the quietest sounds up through the thundering of the full organ. This perhaps makes them useful in a recital–especially a dedication program for a new organ. The pieces are also useful as an introduction of the organ to children, perhaps 5th or 6th graders, and perhaps even more mature folks who are less familiar with the instrument.

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    2' 25"
    Organ Voluntary on an Ancient Hymn tune from Medieval times, often associated with Festival Celebrations in Christian Churches. The tune is also known as “Deo Gratias”. It is most often associated with the hymn “O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High”. This dramatic piece works perfectly as a prelude to a worship service in […]
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    Organ
    7' 00"
    Variations on “Adoro te devote” is organ music appropriate for worship, especially as a Prelude or during Eucharist. The melody is always present being accompanied by a variety of harmonies and styles of music. It culminates with a fugue in which the melody appears in segments in the pedal. It is possible to select from […]
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    for baritone (voice), trumpet in C, and Organ
    Baritone
    Organ
    Trumpet
    7' 15"
    A dramatic, contemporary setting of the Biblical passage “The Trumpet Shall Sound”, which was also used in Handel’s “Messiah”. The baritone and trumpet dialog throughout with the organ underpinning and expanding the harmonic structure. The trumpet begins and ends using a straight mute, but plays open in middle portions. It is appropriate for memorial services, […]
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    for Pipe Organ
    Organ
    4' 00"
    A lively French-styled Toccata for Organ, suitable for sacred service or concert hall.
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    for Pipe Organ
    Organ
    3'45"
    A quiet, reflective meditation on the well-known and loved Twenty-third Psalm. Suitable for worship during communion, as a quiet prelude, or for funeral services.
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    for Organ and Brass Quintet
    Brass
    French Horn
    Trombone
    Trumpet
    Tuba
    4'25"
    This Processional was used four times in weddings of the composer’s family. It is also available in an organ only version. Being sectionalized, it is easily abbreviated to fit a particular time frame for a particular wedding party and sanctuary space. This is not a traditional wedding march, but unique and different, should such be […]
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    for Organ and trumpet in C
    Organ
    Trumpet
    6' 15"
    Based on the hymn tune, “National City”, this is a festive Easter work for trumpet and organ, appropriate as a prelude for festival Sundays or concert settings. The tune was written by Dr. Lawrence Schreiber, who was organist and minister of music for the National City Christian Church in Washington D. C. for 40 years. […]
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    Organ
    2'40"
    Dale Ramsey’s Prelude for Organ is a quiet, melodic piece for the Oboe stop on the organ. Intended as a prelude piece for a wedding, it works well as a prelude for general worship, or any time a brief, quiet piece is appropriate.
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    Organ
    3' 45"
    “Festival Flourish” is an adventurous fantasy piece on the well-loved hymntune, “Union Seminary” which is commonly associated with the words “Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether”. The music is appropriate for Festival Sunday Worship or Concert. The middle section, which directly quotes the melody, can be used as an introduction to the hymn before singing.
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    Organ
    7' 00"
    An organ “Fantasy” based on the hymntune Crucifer, which is used with the popular hymn “Lift High the Cross”. This seven-minute work was the first prize winner of an international competition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Greater Kansas City Area Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and was premiered by organist Chelsea Chen […]
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