Eight Chorale-Settings for Organ

Eight Chorale-Settings for Organ

by David Paul Werner (Composer)


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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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789881882080
Publisher: Christian Arts Foundation
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Pages: 26
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

David Paul Werner is organist, composer and teacher serving Church of All Nations, Hong Kong, and some of Hong Kong's most eminent schools. In the centuries-long tradition of liturgical church musicians, Werner has been composing choral and organ music since he was a teenager. Werner studied organ performance and church music history principally with Robert Reuter of Roosevelt University. Further organ studies are with George M. Williams and Ruth Matthews. He studied piano, composition and theory with Lane Emery, Ralph Dodds and Joseph Urbinato. He holds a Licentiate with distinction from Trinity College, London. Werner has made Hong Kong his home since the late '80s.

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")

Alaw (Air)

Mympwy (Caprice)
Ymdaith Angladd (Cortège)

Two Devotional Interludes:




Prelude on Chesterfield

Postlude on Old Hundredth

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