Complete Organ Works

1. Air, Berceuse and Procession 1
2. Allegretto 30
3. Aria: Komm, süsser Tod (J.S. Bach) arranged by Sumsion 37
4. Canzona for Organ 40
5. Ceremonial March 46
6. Chorale Prelude on Down Ampney 53
7. Cradle Song 59
8. Elegy 66
9. Intermezzo 71
10. Introduction and Theme 76
11. Pastoral 87
12. Prelude and Aria 92
13. Prelude for manuals 98
14. Prelude on Adeste Fideles 100
15. Prelude on the Coventry Carol 109
16. Prelude on The Holly and the Ivy 115
17. Prelude on Unto us is born a Son 122
18. Prelude on Dundee 132
19. Prelude on Liebster Immanuel 135
20. Quiet Postlude 138
21. Saraband and Interlude 145
22. Toccata on University 150
23. Variations on a Folk Tune 155

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Complete Organ Works of Herbert Sumsion, edited by Daniel Cook. Herbert Sumsion was born in Gloucester in 1899, was a chorister in that city, and became an articled pupil of Sir Herbert Brewer, the Cathedral Organist. He later studied at the Royal College of Music before proceeding to organ and teaching posts in or near London. After a short period in America (1926–1928) as Professor of Harmony at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, he accepted the appointment of Organist and Master of the Choristers at Gloucester Cathedral on the sudden death of Brewer. He was able to take up his duties just in time to conduct the 1928 Three Choirs Festival, immediately justifying the confidence placed in him by the high standard of his direction and musicianship. Sumsion was honoured with the Lambeth Doctorate of Music in 1947 and awarded the CBE in 1961. He retired from the post at Gloucester Cathedral in 1967 and continued to be active with teaching and composition until shortly before his death in 1995. He had a special sympathy for the works of the English composers stemming from Vaughan Williams and Elgar, and was responsible for bringing works of younger composers to the attention of the British public.Two great English choral works of this century - Herbert Howells’s Hymnus Paradisi and Gerald Finzi’s Intimations of Immortality - received their premieres at the 1950 Gloucester Festival. Daniel Cook is Master of the Choristers and Organist of Durham Cathedral and is recognised internationally as a liturgical and concert organist of the highest order. In addition he is Artistic Director of Mousai, Curator of JAM on the Marsh, Musical Director of Durham University Choral Society, and maintains a busy schedule of recitals, concerts and recordings, both as performer and producer, as well as being in demand as a conductor, teacher and singer. He has recorded all the pieces in this book on the Priory label

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SKU N1157
Arranger No
Editor Daniel Cook
Instrument Organ
Instrumentation No
Instrument Code 42
Voice No
Publisher Royal School of Church Music (RSCM)
Publisher Code N1157
Composer Sumsion, H.
Scoring No


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