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Organ Works by New Zealand Composers Volume 1 (C/D)                         £25.00

Selected and edited by Richard Apperley

Prelude and Fugue in G minor

Variations for Organ

Joie de Vivre

Geräuschvoll    

Chants Montage

Prelude

Douglas Lilburn

David Griffiths

Ronald Dellow

Tecwyn Evans

Andrew Perkins

Craig Utting

Fagus is extremely proud to be able to offer this, the first of two volumes of organ music by contemporary New Zealand composers.  This project is supported by funds from the New Zealand Arts Council. The editor, Richard Apperley, was, until his recent relocation to London, assistant organist at Wellington Cathedral Douglas Lilburn is unquestionably a composer of world repute and his Prelude and Fugue in G minor is a notable contribution to the volume.  The other items vary in style from tonal-contemporary to the fairly avant-garde, and all of them will be of particular interest to professional recitalists.

 

Organ Works by New Zealand Composers Volume 2 (C/D)                         £25.00 

 

Selected and edited by Richard Apperley

 

Prelude and Fugue for Organ

Introduction and Variations on the Christmas Hymn ‘Mendelssohn’ 

Toccata and Fugue

‘From Heaven I Come’      

Plenum 

Concert Variations on ‘Po Karekare Ana’  

Douglas Mews 

Maughan Barnett

Eric Copperwheat

David Farquhar 

Martin Lodge

Andrew Cantrill 

This is the second of two volumes of  organ music by contemporary New Zealand composers.  The items vary in style from tonal-contemporary to the fairly avant-garde, and all of them will be of particular interest to professional recitalists.

 

Setchell

Three Piece Suite  (B/C)

Trumpet Tune, Scherzo, Toccata on ‘Joy to the World’

£10.00

Originally published by Kevin Mayhew in albums of single pieces, these movements are now reissued as a suite in slightly revised versions which incorporate various revisions and adjustments made in line with the composer’s current interpretation.  The ‘Three Piece Suite’ has been recorded by Martin Setchell on his CD ‘Bonbons for Organ’ (Atoll ACD 600) available by online order from nzorgan.com

Suite for Organ ‘Pokarekare Ana’  (B/C)   £8.00

Five sparkling pieces on a traditional New Zealand melody so  popular it has become known as the country’s ‘unofficial National Anthem’

 

Three Piece Suite (B/C) 

'Trumpet Tune - Scherzo - Toccata on Joy to the World

£10.00

Suite Pokarekare Ana (B/C) 

Introduction and Theme - Jig - Lament - Scherzo - Toccata 

£8.00

 

Matin Setchell’s name will be very familiar in the UK to those of you who go truffle-hunting amongst the offerings of another publisher of church music (the one with glossy covers, and bindings that do not open properly without destroying the spine). The movements in the ‘Three Piece Suite’ were originally published in separate volumes of miscellaneous items, and Martin wished them to appear as a Suite.  When this request was declined, permission was then given for the pieces to be transferred to Fagus-Music.com to be issued in this format.  Various revisions and adjustments have now been incorporated in line with the composer’s current interpretation.

 

The ‘Three Piece Suite’ has been recorded by Martin Setchell on his CD Bonbons for Organ (Atoll ACD 600) available by online order from nzorgan.com

 

As regards the second item, the song ‘Pokarekare Ana’ on which this Suite is based is so popular in New Zealand that it is often referred to as the country's 'unofficial national anthem'. Though often represented as a classic example of a traditional Maori melody, it is actually a love song composed around 1914 at the outbreak of war.

 

As a composer Martin concentrates on writing tuneful and accessible organ and choral music, which is published and played all over the world, and Fagus-Music.com is delighted to welcome him to our lists.

 

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