Vox Humana Posted March 29, 2006 Share Posted March 29, 2006 There are a lot of "reluctant organists" out there. We've quite a few in our organists' association. They don't claim to be any great shakes; they don't even claim to be musicians. They do their best, but they are people who don't have a secure technique and who are easily thrown by performance nerves, unfamiliar organs, etc. Their repertoire is invariably a bit limited, so how would you expand it? We're talking really simple here - around ABRSM grade 2-3. I know the various anthologies by C. H. Trevor, Robert Gower and Anne Marsden Thomas. What else would you recommend? Bear in mind that they are not dedicated musicians, so won't fork out for a thick volume that contains only one or two pieces that they can play. I'll start the ball rolling with the two Bärenreiter volumes of chorale preludes by Carl Piutti. Or at least vol. 1. Nobody would want both and vol. 1 is by far the better. The pieces are generally quite attractive, if very short, and many are easy. The downside is that they need someone who knows what's what to correct all the misprints (I seriously wonder whether the volumes were actually proof-read at all). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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