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

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

by Rollin Smith
     
 

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,

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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-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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486441634
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
06/10/2005
Series:
Dover Music for Organ Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 11.66(h) x 0.46(d)

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