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3152192
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. Organ registration (pipe organ, hammond). 7 pages. G. Schirmer #ST41760. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50284770).

Item Number: HL.50284770

With organ registration (pipe organ, hammond). 20th Century. 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

    Location:
    Taylors,SC
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 18, 2012 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

    Location:
    Reidsville, NC
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • June 19, 2012 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

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • May 24, 2012 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

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • August 22, 2011 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

    Location:
    Arkadelphia Arkansas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • January 14, 2009 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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