The Oxford Book of Funeral and Memorial Music for Organ

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Compiled by Julian Elloway

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, Dvořák, Elgar, Fauré, Ravel, Satie, Schubert, and Stölzel 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.

Table of Contents:

A Grand Dirge, Attwood
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 Freud ich fahr dahin' BWV 616, J.S. Bach
Chorale Prelude on 'Nun danket alle Gott' BWV 657, J.S. Bach
Sonatina from Cantata Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit ('Actus Tragicus') BWV 106, J.S. Bach
Sinfonia from Cantata Ich steh' mit einem Fuss im Grabe BWV 156, J.S. Bach
Ave Maria, J.S. Bach/Gounod
O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen (O how blessed are you, the righteous) Op. 122 No. 6, Brahms
How lovely are thy dwellings from Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45, Brahms
Nimrod from Variations on an Original Theme ('Enigma Variations'), Op. 36, Elgar
Pavane, Op. 50, Fauré
Desiderium (A Spiritual Quadlibet: Steal away; Deep river; Swing low, sweet chariot), Gower
Largo from Symphony No. 9 in E minor ('From the New World'), Op. 95, Dvorák
I know that my Redeemer liveth from Messiah, HWV 56, Handel
Ombra mai fu from Serse, HWV 40, Handel
O rest in the Lord from Elijah, Op. 70, Mendelssohn
For the Little Organ Book, Parry
Chorale Prelude on 'Eventide', Parry
Pavane pour une infante défunte, Ravel
Gymnopédie No. 1, Satie
Adagio from String Quintet D956, Schubert
Andante con moto from String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ('Death and the Maiden') D. 810, Schubert
Bist du bei mir from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (1725), Stölzel
Contemplation on 'On Eagle's Wings' (Michael Joncas), te Velde
Prelude on 'Crimond', te Velde
Berceuse (sur les paroles classiques) No. 19 from 24 Pièces en style libre, Op. 31, Vierne
Folk Tune (No. 2 from Five Short Pieces), Whitlock