Five Organ Preludes on Plainsong Tunes
Arr. © 2018 GIA.
Item #: G-9657
Jesu, Dulcis memoria, Ecce jam noctis, Jesu, Redemptor omnium, Stabat mater dolorosa, Tantum ergo sacramentum
Gregorian chant, Mode I; Sarum Plainsong, Mode IV; Gregorian Chant; Mainz Gesangbuch, 1661; Gregorian Chant, Mode III
Characteristic of Powell’s writing style, Five Organ Preludes on Plainsong Tunes is very musical and expressive throughout. The melodies flow smoothly in and out— sometimes in a polyphonic texture and sometimes clearly stated with a solo organ stop. The unmeasured notation and beaming of each tune matches the style of the original chants. Most of the sections are written for three manuals, but they can easily be adapted to a two-manual instrument. Registration suggestions are provided.
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