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Chorale Prelude: Drop, Drop Slow Tears

For Organ

By Vincent Persichetti

Organ Unaccompanied organ
For Organ. Composed by Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987). Solo part. With Standard notation. Opus 104. 8 pages. Duration 5 minutes. Theodore Presser Company #163-00022. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.163000220).

Item Number: PR.163000220

ISBN 1598065424.

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  • 5

    Timothy Tikker
    Dexter, MI
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  • 2013-10-08 00:00:00.0 A beautiful 20th century organ classic

    The University of Kentucky commissioned this work in 1967, premiered by Haskell Thompson. More than a chorale prelude, it is a substantial setting (six minutes duration, not five as indicated on the score) of the composer's own hymn on Phineas Fletcher's text, reflecting on all three verses. The...

    musical language is consistently lyrical, the harmony warm and freely chromatic, fluidly moving through various levels of tonality. After reaching a dramatic at the end of the second verse, the piece shifts into a gentler, with a quietly comforting conclusion. Highly recommended!

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