The Oxford Book of Funeral and Memorial Music for Organ

Julian Elloway
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The Oxford Book of Funeral and Memorial Music for Organ is a collection of practical repertoire for organists playing at funerals, memorial services, and services of thanksgiving. Covering a broad range of music for players of intermediate ability, it includes a mixture of established repertoire, attractive new arrangements of well-known works, and newly commissioned pieces.

  • 28 mostly reflective pieces, spanning the eighteenth century to the present day
  • Compositions by Attwood, J. S. Bach, Brahms, Parry, Vierne, and Whitlock plus commissions from Robert Gower and Rebecca Groom te Velde
  • Arrangements of well-known works by J. S. Bach, Dvo%r'ak, Elgar, Faur'e, Ravel, Satie, Schubert, and St"olzel plus movements from Brahms's Ein deutsches Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Mendelssohn's Elijah
  • Appropriate voluntaries for the church organist, suitable for many liturgical occasions throughout the year


  • Attwood: A Grand Dirge
  • J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Herr Gott, nun schleuss den Himmel auf' BWV 617
  • J.S. Bach:Chorale Prelude on 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier' (Canon at the 5th) BWV 633
  • J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Mit Fried und Freudich fahr dahin' BWV 616
  • J.S. Bach: Chorale Prelude on 'Nun danket alle Gott' BWV 657
  • J.S. Bach: Sonatina from CantataGottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ('Actus Tragicus') BWV 106
  • J.S. Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata Ich steh' mit einemFuss im Grabe BWV 156
  • J.S. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
  • Brahms: O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen (O how blessed areyou, the righteous) Op. 122 No. 6
  • Brahms: How lovely are thy dwellings from Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
  • Elgar: Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma Variations'), Op. 36
  • Faur'e: Pavane, Op. 50
  • Gower: Desiderium (A Spiritual Quadlibet: Steal away; Deep river; Swing low, sweet chariot)
  • Dvo%r'ak:Largo fr om Symphony No. 9 in E minor ('From the New World'), Op. 95
  • Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth from Messiah,HWV 56
  • Handel: Ombra mai fu from Serse, HWV 40
  • Mendelssohn: O rest in the Lord from Elijah, Op. 70
  • Parry: For the Little Organ Book
  • Parry: Chorale Prelude on 'Eventide'
  • Ravel: Pavane pour une infante d'efunte
  • Satie: Gymnop'edie No. 1
  • Schubert: Adagio from String Quintet D956
  • Schubert: Andante con moto from StringQuartet No. 14 in D minor ('Death and the Maiden') D. 810
  • St"olzel: Bist du bei mir from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach(1725)
  • te Velde: Contemplation on 'On Eagle's Wings' (Michael Joncas)
  • te Velde: Prelude on 'Crimond'
  • Vierne:Berceuse (sur les paroles classiques) No. 19 from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31
  • Whitlock: Folk Tune(No. 2 from Five Short Pieces)

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193401198
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 72
Publication Date: 12/07/2018
Format: 311x232
Force: Organ
Level of difficulty: B-C

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