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A New Liturgical Year, volume 2: Anthology for Organ

A New Liturgical Year, volume 2: Anthology for Organ

A companion volume to A New Liturgical Year, vol. I, this anthology gathers some of the best in 20th century organ settings of hymn and chorale tunes arranged in order of the liturgical year. It includes intonations and harmonizations for congregational singing, performance commentary, and registration suggestions.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781451499070
  • Dimensions 12 x 9
  • Pages 144
  • Season/Occasion General
  • Voicing Organ
  • Difficulty Easy-Medium
  • Publication Date July 8, 2015

Composer Commentary

The idea behind the two volumes of A New Liturgical Year is to provide some of the most interesting and useful settings of hymn and chorale tunes by composers from the 20th century, along with intonations and alternate harmonizations for congregational singing. Arranged in liturgical year order, most of the settings are "one time through the tune," thus relatively brief. The books are inspired in part by Albert Riemenschneider's edition of J. S. Bach's Orgelbüchlein. Like Bach's "Little Organ Book," most of the settings are relatively brief and along with the intonations and harmonizations, are intended not just for performance but also for study as examples of creative ways to improvise upon a given tune.  If feasible from a performance perspective, settings have been transposed into keys most normally used for the singing of the tunes.