The Practical Organist: 50 Short Works for Church Service by Felix Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911). For Organ. Organ - Method or Collection. Dover Edition. Masterwork; Sacred. Book. Published by Dover Publications (AP.6-416860).
ISBN 9780486416861. Masterwork; Sacred.
This collection of 50 brief liturgical works by a brilliant French composer Guilmant offers organists a practical resource of selections ideally suited to church services and recitals. A tremendous variety of music for sacred occasions appears here, including offertories, preludes, postludes, marches, meditations, and music for communion services. In addition, it features music for special events such as Christmas melodies, joyful airs for weddings, and solemn prayers and funerary pieces. This inexpensive, convenient edition contains complete organ registrations throughout.
Location: from Spokane, WA
October 3, 2012
First Rate Literature for the Aspiring Organist
I am one of those organists who learned to play organ in response to the church's need for music and my need for income. This collection meets the need for organ music that is suitable for church, as well as being quality literature. There are any number of pieces on...
6 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Bridgewater, VA
November 19, 2008
Review of The Practical Organist
This volume of organ works is an EXTREMELY nice addition to any organists library. The title is somewhat misleading in that not all the works are "short." This edition is very well compiled. I am a music major (organ performance - sacred music) at Bridgewater College, and found this organ...
29 of 44 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Columbus, OH
November 6, 2008
Broad Spectrum of 50 Guilmant Works
Guilmant has been neglected by many organists. This collection gives a broad range of pieces for services - preludes, liturgical, postludes. It's an easy collection to thumb through and just try things. Brings a new flavor to many congregations. Give it a try.
27 of 41 people found this review helpful.