This is a major collection of organ music for students, players, and church musicians of all levels and abilities. Compiler and editor Anne Marsden Thomas has drawn on her long experience of teaching and playing to select the most attractive, tuneful repertoire in two sets of graded anthologies, one set (3 volumes) for manuals only, the second set (3 volumes) for manuals and pedals.
Within each book the pieces are grouped according to service needs into Preludes, Interludes, Processionals, and Postludes. The repertoire spans the 16th to the 21st century, with some new pieces written especially for the collection. A number of pieces throughout the collection have been selected for the ABRSM organ syllabus.
The result is a wonderful collection of repertoire for all players, containing a wealth of attractive and varied pieces that will offer much practical support for church musicians and enrich and develop their playing.
Anne Marsden Thomas is one of the most influential organ teachers of today, and has wide experience as a concert and church organist. She has written or edited over twenty books for organists. In 2015 she was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours, and, in 2017, was the first woman to receive the Royal College of Organists highest decoration, the RCO Medal.
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier ; Folk-song ; Trio ; Ich hab in Gottes Herz und Sinn ; Rockingham ; Adagio ; Tierce en Taille ; Nun bitten wir den Heiligen Geist ; Andante Tranquillo ; Andantino poco allegretto ; A Miniature ; Interlude ; Alla Musette ; Dolcezza ; Verse ; Meine Hoffnung steht auf Gott ; Interlude ; Processional ; Praeambulum ; Verse ; Processional ; Plein chant du premier Kyrie, en Taille ; Processional ; Grand Choeur ; Erschienen ist der herrlich Tag ; Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit ; Prelude in C ; Fantasia ; Toccata Giocosa ; Marche de Procession ; Postlude on an old Irish church melody ; Allegro ; Lobe den Herren, den machtigen Konig der Ehren