• English Organ Sonatas - Vol. 2

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English Organ Sonatas - Vol. 2

  • Editor: Iain Quinn
  • Publisher: Ut Orpheus
  • Code: HS 300
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Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889): Sonata in Do minore - Seconda Sonata

The two organ sonatas of Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley (1825-1889) have not been readily available in print since their initial publication in the late nineteenth century. Aside from the importance of Ouseley in the music world of nineteenth-century Britain, most especially in his work towards the furtherance of church music, the sonatas represent a critical moment in the transition of the English organ sonata tradition that began between 1858 and 1862 with the sonatas written by the concert organists W. T. Best and William Spark.
As discussed in The Genesis and Development of an English Organ Sonata (2017), the English sonatas had an important pedagogical role jointly inherited from Mendelssohn’s very practical and popular approach to the instrument but also the continuing European legacy of the lesson-sonata tradition whereby in learning a piece you also learned the instrument and vice versa.

Editor: Iain Quinn

Publication Date: 1/11/2021

Pages: pp. 48

Size: 230x310 mm

Binding: Saddle stitching

ISMN: 979-0-2153-2697-2

Code: HS 300

Sunday by Sunday (June 2021)
... Well-researched prefaces offer details on the composers, sources and performance practice. These editions are a must for lovers of Victoriana, and for those who are intrigued to delve a little further into organ music of the 19th century. (Richard Brasier)
The Organ Magazine No. 396 (May-July 2021)
These three admirably produced and relatively inexpensive volumes constitute an admirable addition to the organ repertoire. ... Many organists will welcome these six works with open arms, for they are all fine works, throughly representative of their musical ethnicity and period, with each exibiting some quite individual characteristics. ... thanks to Dr Quinn’s musical assiduity and to Ut Orpheus’ excellent presentation. (Robert Matthew-Walker)
Organ Music Reviews (June 2021)
... These substantial Sonatas can be played on large or small organs ... Helpful registration information, together with aspects of period performance, is included in the editor’s prefaces. This is an evocative discovery for players and audiences alike; it merits my strong recommendation. I hope further volumes will follow. (Michael Overbury)