Martin Cooke Posted September 7, 2020 Share Posted September 7, 2020 I am playing hymn preludes instead of the Gradual, Offertory and Communion hymns at church at the moment. It takes a bit of hunting to find ones which are (a) of good quality and interest that (b) fit with the theme of the Sunday as per the RSCM Sunday by Sunday scheme. Does anyone have favourite hymn preludes - I'm not thinking Bach, Buxtehude, Reger, Karg-Elert etc for this thread - perhaps someone might like to kick off a new thread for favourite chorale preludes??? I'm bound to say that I have found some gems both old and new in terms of publication date. In the Novello green seasonal volume for Harvest, there is a truly delicious little prelude by Lloyd Webber on a tune called 'Holyrood.' Trouble is... no-one will know the tune, but it's still a delightfully crafted piece. And some of the Kevin Mayhew volumes have done me proud. I played a super little piece on 'Melita' the other day by Richard Lloyd. In terms of older 'finds', I thoroughly recommend Charlton Palmer. Anyone else know his stuff? He was a master of his art. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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