33 grand ceremonial pieces that are ideal for use at weddings, as voluntaries, or for recitals. Not all the music is loud and extrovert: together with pieces like fanfares and marches, the collection contains a sprinkling of quieter items in solemn mood.
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.
Chorale from Suite Gothique ; Menuet gothique from Suite Gothique ; Allegro from Symphony in D ; Sun Dance from Organ Dances ; Fanfare from La peri ; Nimrod from Enigma Variations ; Toccata ; Grand choeur dialoguee ; Two pieces from Judas Maccabeus (See, the conqu'ring hero come!; March) ; La Rejouissance from Fireworks Music ; Minuet from Fireworks Music ; Interlude from Water Music ; Processional ; March ; Tuba tune ; Tuba Magna ; Recessional ; Fanfare ; War march of the priests ; Les Gendarmes ; Gavotte ; Carillon ; Elegy ; Festival voluntary ; Rondo from Abdelazar ; Three Pieces from Dioclesian (Dance of the Bacchanais) ; First Act Tune ; Second Music ; Grand Choeur ; Ceremonial March ; Siciliene ; Solemn Melody ; Introduction and March from the Battle of Britain