The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music

Music for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost

Robert Gower
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The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music brings together a superb array of repertoire for use from Ash Wednesday through to Pentecost, providing a comprehensive volume for this extended liturgical period. The pieces--largely based on well-known hymn tunes--vary in style and length, suiting a range of purposes, from processionals and interludes to voluntaries and recital works. A range of technical difficulty makes the book useful for players of differing abilities, and clean and uncluttered scores leave interpretative decisions to the performer. An invaluable resource for a major part of the church year.

  • 34 pieces for manuals and pedals, suitable for use from Lent through to Pentecost
  • Seven brand-new commissions by important names such as David Briggs, Naji Hakim, and Francis Jackson
  • A variety of musical forms, including preludes, toccatas, fanfares, and variations
  • Covers 17th to 21st centuries, from major historic organ composers including Scheidt, Mendelssohn, and Reger, through 20th-century luminaries Harris and Leighton, to contemporary figures such as Malcolm Riley, David Bednall, and Christopher Tambling
  • Original organ compositions plus new arrangements of favourites from Handel's Messiah and J. S. Bach's St Matthew Passion
  • An index of hymn tunes, and pieces arranged in liturgical order


  • C. P. E. Bach: Aus der Tiefe rufe ich
  • J. S. Bach: O Mensch, bewein' dein' Sünde gross
  • David Bednall:Toccata: Aberystwyth
  • Christian Geist: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir
  • C. S. Lang: Chorale Prelude: Abridge
  • Kenneth Leighton: Aus der Tiefe
  • C. Hubert H. Parry: Chorale Prelude: Martyrdom
  • J. S. Bach: Valet will ich dir geben
  • Alan Bullard: Prelude: Winchester New
  • Max Reger: Valet will ich dir geben
  • J. S. Bach: Wir setzen uns mitTränen nieder
  • Johannes Brahms: Herzliebster Jesu
  • Peter Hurford: Chorale Prelude: Caswall
  • Francis Jackson:Meditation: Love Unknown
  • Felix Mendelssohn: Chorale and Variation: Herzlich tut mich verlangen
  • C. Hubert H. Parry:Chorale Prelude: Rockingham
  • Max Reger: Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod
  • Leo Sowerby: Prelude: Were you there?
  • PercyWhitlock: Song 13 (Orlando Gibbons)
  • Alexandre Guilmant: Paraphrase on a chorus in Judas Maccabaeus (Handel)
  • Naji Hakim: Variations: O filii et filiae
  • G. F. Handel: I know that my Redeemer liveth, from Messiah
  • WilliamH. Harris: Fantasy: Easter Hymn
  • Philip Moore: Variations: Noël nouvelet
  • Charles Villiers Stanford: At Easter-tide
  • Healey Willan: Chorale Prelude on a Melody by Melchior Vulpius
  • J. S. Bach: Heut' triumphieret Gottes Sohn
  • David Briggs: Ricercare: Llanfair
  • David Willcocks: Fanfare: Gopsal
  • Dietrich Buxtehude: Komm heiliger Geist, Herre Gott
  • Richard Popplewell: Chorale Prelude: Down Ampney
  • Malcolm Riley: Chorale Prelude: Hereford
  • Samuel Scheidt: VeniCreator Spiritus
  • Christopher Tambling: Fanfare: Shine, Jesus, Shine

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193386235
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Publication Date: 24/01/2013
Barcode: 0
Format: 311x232
Voices: Solo
Force: Organ (with pedals)
Level of difficulty: C-D


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