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3152192

Adagio For Strings, Op. 11

Organ Solo

By Samuel Barber

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Organ - Difficulty: medium
Organ Solo. Composed by Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Arranged by William Strickland. Organ Large Works. 20th Century. Organ solo single. With organ registration (pipe organ, hammond). 7 pages. G. Schirmer #ST41760. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50284770).

Item Number: HL.50284770

9x12 inches.

Sometimes called 'the most beautiful 11 minutes of music,' Barber's Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 is expertly arranged here for Organ Solo (with optional Hammond registration).

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  • 5

    Mr. Bill
    Location:
    Taylors,SC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-09-18 00:00:00.0 Favorite organ piece

    Very clean copy and easy to read. There seems to be no apparent errors. Quick delivery and no damage.

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  • 5

    North Carolina pianist
    Location:
    Reidsville, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-06-19 00:00:00.0 Good work here

    I play this on the piano, and find it difficult-to-impossible because of the missing bass pedals. The music sounds extremely modern to my ears, but also hauntingly expressive. I know of nothing like it and am enjoying playing it.

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  • 5

    Adam Kukuk
    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • 2012-05-24 00:00:00.0 Stirring

    I used this as an extended postlude in a Palm Sunday service and the congregation was enthralled. Experiment with using a very light reed, or cremona (clarinet) stop to bring out the inside voices in the left hand on page 2 & 3. By page three people forget they're listening...

    to the organ. Not easy, but worth every minute of practice. Plus, you get to fall asleep to a very melodramatic soundtrack that you can't get out of your head....

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  • 5

    AnneT
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2011-08-22 00:00:00.0 Exquisite and precise

    Deceptively simple; in reality, a complex and meticulous rendering that is true to the original. In practicing for our 9/11/11 service, I find myself focusing on manual and registration changes. Notes problems are related to ties and durations, not finding the notes. I have listened carefully to recordings...

    --the "Mother Church" one on youtube is excellent and is an accurate and splendid rendition. I will rarely perform it, but my practice sessions alone leave me feeling like I've had a good massage: a peaceful lump of jelly.

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  • 5

    Drew Worthen
    Location:
    Arkadelphia Arkansas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2009-01-14 00:00:00.0 Meticulous and Beautiful

    This is one of my all-time favorite pieces. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL! It is thus captivating and soul-stirring. When played on the proper organ, it is remarkable how close you can make this sound like the original (using a vast string division). It is very possible as I've discovered...

    to play this on something as small as a two manual organ with no string stops on one of the manuals. (ie, use strings on the swell and a soft flute on the great.) It is a bit challenging for amateur organists due to the extreme technique needed to play extremely legato and sustained. Great addition to any collection of solos.

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