Adagios for Organ

Adagios for Organ

by Rollin Smith (Editor)


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Intermediate 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 Handel's 1738 opera, Xerxes; Liszt's 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486457345
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Series: Dover Music for Organ Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

A well-known performer as well as an internationally renowned scholar, Rollin Smith has compiled and edited 14 other popular Dover organ books.

Table of Contents

Albinoni, Tomaso Giovanni, Adagio
Alkan, Charles-Valentin, Prière, Op. 64, No. 5
Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, Adagio
Bach, Johann Sebastian, Hark! A Voice Saith, All Are Mortal, BWV 643
Batiste, Édouard, Three Versets, Op. 34: Récit de Fléte harmonique de 4; Verset pour tous les fonds et un Nazard; Chœur de Voix humaine
Bird, Arthur, Oriental Sketch No. 2 in F Minor
Boëllmann, Léon, Adagietto, Op. 16, No. 11
Boëly, Alexandre-P.-F., Adagio non troppo, Op. 14, No. 8
Bolzoni, Giovanni, Preludio
Brahms, Johannes, "Ah, Holy Jesus," Op. 122, No. 2
Chadwick, George Whitefield, Elegy
Couperin, Louis, Sarabande
Davies, H. Walford, Solemn Melody
Dupont, Gabriel, Méditation
Dupré, Marcel, Antiphon III, "I am black, but comely," Op. 18, No. 3
Franck, César, Adagio from Fantaisie in C Major, Op. 16
Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Aria from Orfeo ed Euridice
Guilmant, Alexandre, Méditation from Sonata No. 6, Op. 86; Adagio from Sonata No. 6, Op. 86
Handel, George Frideric, Largo from Xerxes
Herbert, Victor, Largo from Symphonic Fantasy for the Aeolian Organ
Karg-Elert, Sigfrid, "Do With Me, God, According To Your Goodness," Op. 78, No. 13
Liszt, Franz, At the Grave of Richard Wagner
Marcello, Allesandro, Adagio from Concerto for Oboe in D Minor
Mendelssohn, Felix, Adagio from Sonata in F Minor, Op. 65, No. 1
Merkel, Gustav, Trio in Canon from Orgelschule, Op. 177
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, Adagio, K. 356
Poniridy, Georges, Offertoire
Reger, Max, Melodia, Op. 50, No. 11
Saint-Saëns, Camille, Adagio from Symphony No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 78
Samazeuilh, Gustave, Prélude
Schumann, Robert, Canon in B Major, Op. 56, No. 6
Stebbins, Charles Albert, In Summer
Thomas, Gustav Adolph, Trio on "O Sacred Head Surrounded," from Six Chorale Trios, Op. 7, No. 1
Tournemire, Charles, Larghetto from Dix Pièces en style libre, Op. 21
Vierne, Louis, Prélude Funèbre, Op. 4
Vivaldi, Antonio, Largo from Concerto in Bb Major, "La Stravaganza," Op. 4, No. 1
Wesley, Samuel, Larghetto from Voluntary in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 9
Wesley, Samuel Sebastian, Larghetto in F# Minor
Widor, Charles-Marie, Adagio from Symphonie No. 5, Op. 42-1

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