Preludes To The Past Vol 2 by Emma Lou Diemer (1927-). For organ: 3-staff. Sacred. Moderately difficult. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.KK475).
A companion volume to the highly successful collection issued last year. Award-winning composer Emma Lou Diemer has created this new set of delightful organ pieces based on treasured hymns by composers of the Victorian era: Bradbury, Doane, Sullivan, Barnby and others. Each tune comes alive with fresh, colorful harmonies and rhythmic variety --void of the harmonic cliches usually associated with many of these hymns. Here is organ music with countless surprises, guaranteed to evoke favorable comment and many a smile!