"This book presents music titles in which the organ is part of a chamber ensemble. Alphabetized by composer, entries contain the bibliographical information for each title and a brief commentary or description, as well as information on the level of difficulty, timing, mood, fingerings/pedalings, and other performance aids. The selections are suitable for concerts and religious services and are written in a variety of styles, from Baroque to contemporary." "This catalogue will be of interest to church organists searching for a piece for organ and brass appropriate for Easter, visiting instrumentalists choosing music for a Sunday service, teachers introducing their organ students to the experience of accompanying a violin, and instrumentalists seeking a composition to play with the organ, among many others."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The study of musical instruments now no longer with us is necessary, not only for the musician and composer, but for the man of letters, the artist, and the chronicler of our national life; for many allusions to customs of bygone times cannot otherwise be understood, and we should be spared such a trying ordeal as we were recently subjected to by one of our leading illustrated papers, which introduced into a thirteenth century scene a twentieth century mandoline with an up to date mechanism.