This volume includes eight chorale-settings and two short devotional pieces.
Prelude on Aberystwyth has two versions. The tune is melismatically obscured in the original version, explicit in the alternate.
Three Variations on Ton-y-Botel (Ebenezer) are pastoral, whimsical and melodramatic, respectively.
Three Passion Preludes were inspired by specific Scripture:
- Bicinium on the Passion Chorale (O Sacred Head), from the mocking torment described in Matthew 27:29-30
- Canticle on O Lamm Gottes unschuldig, from the wondrous depiction of elders singing before the Lamb in Revelation 5:8-9
- Prélude-Étude on The King's Majesty, from the assuring yet fearsome prophesy of Isaiah 59:19-20
Prayer and Adagietto serve as reverential interludes during worship.
In terms of difficulty, Prayer and the alternate version of Prelude on Aberystwyth are easy; Prélude-Étude on The King's Majesty is challenging; remaining pieces are intermediate. All can be played with satisfying effect on a typical 2-manual church organ.
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Table of Contents
Three Passion Preludes
Bicinium: Passion Chorale
Canticle: O Lamm Gottes unschuldig
Prélude‐Étude: The King's Majesty
Preludes on Aberystwyth
Three Variations on Ton-y-Botel ("Ebenezer")
Ymdaith Angladd (Cortège)
Two Devotional Interludes:
Prelude on Chesterfield
Postlude on Old Hundredth