Americana, Volume 2. (Organ Settings of Early American Hymns). By Gilbert M. Martin (1941-). For organ: 3-staff. Sacred, General, Hymn-Based Collection. Intermediate. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.70-1490S).
The utter charm, simple allure and inherent melodiousness of early American hymn tunes are realized in this delightful second volume of organ settings, arranged by one of America's leading composers. Mr. Martin has captured the glorious and vigorous energy of RESTORATION and SALVATION, reined in the unaffected straight-forwardness of WEDLOCK, PISGAH and PEACE, and skillfully wrapped the native, lyric beauty of LAND OF REST, BEGONE, UNBELIEF and PROMISED LAND with his musical mastery. An excellent assortment of preludes, offertories and postludes for many worship-filled moments and festive occasions.