List of Compositions
|A Brooklands Wedding Bouquet||(B/C)||£10.00|
Graceful Toccatina - Early Bird - Song of Love - Creation - Rag - Pot Pourri
And talking of ‘grannies’ (see Gordon Lawson), here is what the composer says about his latest Fagus offering: “Wedding congregations offer a unique challenge to the organist. Music is required with tunes that ‘granny’ will recognise in a style to satisfy the ‘coolest’ net surfer. Hopefully, this lively set of pieces goes some way to meeting that need and proves, yet again, what a vibrant instrument the organ is. As a recital item, audience participation can be encouraged by the offer of a small prize for the correct identification of all the hidden melodies, recalling the heyday of the popular music quiz ‘Face the Music’.
The composer is organist at St John the Divine, Brooklands Sale, and one imagines he is professionally and happily obliged (and able) to sometimes be trendy (and manages rather better than your publisher - see Newsletter). You too now have the chance to enjoy his wit and inventiveness, and to share his enthusiasm for what for better description might be called a 'cross-over' style.
|Daniel’s Half Dozen||(A/B)||£10.00|
Triumphal Trumpet - Folksy Flute - Corybantic Cornopean - Halcyon Hautbois - Cordial Cornet - Tutti Toccata
These pieces were written for the composer’s son when he began to learn the organ, having mastered the piano to grade 3. This is a suite of a short set of pieces introducing some of the main colours of the organ. Technical difficulty particularly in the pedals is restricted, whilst at the same time the writing is attractive and exciting. The movements are varied in tempo, texture and style and would be particularly suitable for Weddings or Recital use on any two manual instrument.
|Three pieces (C+)||£10.00|
Prelude: Tarn Hows – Pastorale: Coniston Old Man – Fughetta: Hawkshead
These 3 pieces were composed for a recital given in July 2004 as part of the 37th Season of “Music for a Summer Evening at Hawkshead” held in the delightful Parish Church. The pieces are a highly poetic attempt to capture the flavour of the Lakeland scenery and people.
'Escafeld’ is the ancient name for Sheffield, and this ‘pomp and circumstance’ style march celebrates that northern city’s exuberant atmosphere.
|Norfolk Folksong Suite||Five pieces||£8.50|
|Seven Folk Song Fancies: A Tribute to Harry Cox||(B/C)||£10.00|
(For Organ manuals only, or piano)
Conceived in honour of one of Norfolk’s most celebrated folk singers these sparkling movements based on traditional tunes are a real delight; this is especially true of the concluding Toccata where Percy Grainger may be seen to shake hands with John Adams, in a splendid perpetuum mobile.
|Nine Lessons on a Carol||(C)||£10.00|
The Confession of Brother Haluinn - The Raven in the Foregate - One Corpse too many - The Virgin in the Ice - St Peter’s Fair
This work is based on the titles of the Cadfael books
by kind permission of Brother Cadfael Products. Brother Cadfael is the
fictional main character in a series of historical murder mysteries written
by the linguist-scholar Edith Pargeter under the name "Ellis Peters". The
character of Cadfael himself is a Welsh Benedictine monk living at
Shrewsbury Abbey, in western England, in the first half of the 12th century.
The work is largely based on original melodies of the 12th and 13th centuries reworked in a contemporary musical idiom. A persistent feature is the use of an idée fixe based on the letters of the names CADFAEL. Philip has given many successful performances of this suite, though individual movements may be used as voluntaries.
|Toccata, Adagio and Fugue on Christmas Themes||(C/D)||£10.00|
|Brooklands Epiphany Carols||(B+)||£7.50
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Last updated: 13 September 2011