Finzi's small and select output sadly includes no original solo organ music, and organists will find these arrangements by Robert Gower, Alan Ridout, and Philip Brunelle gratifyingly idiomatic and rewarding. These arrangements make ideal quiet voluntaries or recital items with a difference. The rich sonorities of the original orchestral works transfer well to the organ.
Robert Gower studied at The Royal School of Church Music before graduating from Oxford University with a music degree, subsequently working as Director of Music at Radley College, Oxfordshire and Glenalmond College, Perthshire. As an organist, he has broadcast extensively on BBC radio and performs recitals throughout the UK. His commitment to English twentieth-century repertoire is seen in his work as Chairman of the Gerald Finzi and Percy Whitlock charitable trusts and through his editorship of OUP's Finzi and Walton Organ Albums. He is the compiler of several Oxford organ collections.
Eclogue for strings ; Intrada from Dies Natalis ; Romance ; Forlana and Carol from Five Bagatelles for Clarinet ; Prelude for String Orchestra ; My Lovely One (A Marriage Anthem)