50 Victorian Pieces for Keyboard (Pipe Organ). General collections. Victorian. Beginning-Intermediate. Book. Published by Kevin Mayhew Publishers (KV.1400364).
ISBN 1844172368. Victorian.
50 Victorian Pieces demonstrates clearly the brilliance of the great Victorian composers Stanford, Parry, S.S. Wesley, Henry Smart and W. T. Best. Smart was a prolific composer and brilliant improviser, whilst Best was known internationally for his performing genius. Stanford, Wesley and Parry need little introduction. All made remarkable contributions to English music, both sacred and secular. Although often compared unfavourably with their French counterparts, the composers in this book all share an unusual depth of expression and feeling. As voluntaries the pieces are unequalled. Congregations will derive much pleasure from their inspiration and craftsmanship.