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Great Organ Transcriptions: Works by Franck, Liszt, Saint-Saens, Bach and Others

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A brilliant anthology of virtuoso works that will delight serious organists, this collection of 26 arrangements from the scores of the great composers encompasses true masterpieces of the transcriber?s art. The transcribers include such experts as Liszt, Saint-Sa?ns, Guilmant, Vierne, and Best, treating the music of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Vivaldi, and many others.
Highlights include the Chaconne from J. S. Bach?s second Partita in D Minor for solo violin; Brahms' Hungarian ...
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Overview


A brilliant anthology of virtuoso works that will delight serious organists, this collection of 26 arrangements from the scores of the great composers encompasses true masterpieces of the transcriber’s art. The transcribers include such experts as Liszt, Saint-Saëns, Guilmant, Vierne, and Best, treating the music of Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Vivaldi, and many others.
Highlights include the Chaconne from J. S. Bach’s second Partita in D Minor for solo violin; Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5; Handel’s The Harmonious Blacksmith and the "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah; Rossini's William Tell Overture; "The Swan" from Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals; three "Danses caracteristiques" from Tchaikovsky's ballet The Nutcracker (featuring the ever-popular "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy"); and Wagner’s "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin.
Editor Rollin Smith supplies an informative Introduction, with notes on the history of each piece.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486441634
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 6/10/2005
  • Series: Dover Music for Organ Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 997,232
  • Product dimensions: 8.98 (w) x 11.66 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Couperin, François Soeur Monique--Rondo
Vivaldi, Antonio Largo e Spiccato, Op. 3, No. 11
Handel, George Frideric Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah
  Largo from Xerxes
  The Harmonious Blacksmith
Bach, Johann Sebastian Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29
  Chaconne, BWV 1004
  Sicilienne, BWV 1031
Le Froid De Méreaux, Nicolas-Jean Toccata from Oedipe et Jocaste
Chopin, Frédéric Prélude in E Minor, Op. 28, No. 4
Rossini, Gioacchino William Tell Overture
Schumann, Robert Abendlied, Op. 85, No. 12
Wagner, Richard Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
  Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser
  Introduction to Act III and Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Rubinstein, Anton Rêve Angélique from Kamennoi-Ostrow, Op. 10, No. 22
Liszt, Franz St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds
Brahms, Johannes Hungarian Dance No. 5
Gounod, Charles Funeral March of a Marionette
Saint-Saëns, Camille The Nightingale and the Rose from Parysitis
  The Swan from Carnaval des animaux
Tchaikowsky, Pyotr Ilyich Three Danses Caracteristiques from The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a
  I. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
  II. Danse Arabe
  III. Dance of the Reed Pipes
Massenet, J. Angélus, from Scènes pittoresques
Debussy, Claude Prelude to The Blessed Damozel
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