Thursday, May 19


VOCAL SOLOS: Suggested resources for Summer Music suitable for vocal students at the Senior High or College level, assuming some extent of musical skill.


Both collections edited and compiled by Lloyd Pfautsch, published by Lawson Gouldy Hal Leonard. Solos by classic masters of average requirements, includes easy selections by C. P. E. Bach and Josef Haydn.

3. “TO GOD WILL I SING” – VOCAL SOLOS FOR THE CHURCH YEAR” compiled by Susan Palo Cherwien, Augsburg/Fortress. A wide ranging collection of classic and contemporary works. Composers range from Rameau, Bach, Telemann, et al to Cherwien, David N. Johnson, Ronald Nelson, and others. The mystery piece is a “Vocalise” by Gabriel Faure. If you don’t have a coloratura soprano available, this makes a great flute selection. Some instrumental obbligato parts are available.

4. “SING A SONG OF JOY” – collected and edited by K. Lee Scott, Augsburg/Fortress. Includes original songs by K. Lee Scott as well as reasonably easy offerings by Schubert, Bach, Handel and traditional folk tunes. Less difficult than the forgoing.

5. “SUFFER THE LITTLE CHILDREN” – Four songs for unison choir or medium/low solo voice. Edward V. Bonnemere – Augsburg/Fortress. Gospel style, of excellent quality.

6. “GLORIA DEO: BOOK 2” – Compiled and arranged by David N. Johnson – Augsburg/Fortress. SAB voicing, many selections suitable as solos. Ideal for small summer ensembles. Included are many folk-song arrangements.

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1. “THE TWO STAFF ORGAN BOOK, VOL. 1” Easy selections by A. W. Leupold, Telemann, Walther, Frescobaldi and others.
1. (a) “THE TWO STAFF ORGAN BOOK, VOL. 2” Easy selections by A. W. Leupold, Pre-war organist of the Petrikirche in Berlin, Germany. Compiled by Ulrich S. Leuold, Waterloo Music, Ontario, Canada. Represented in the USA by Cathedral Music Press, Mel Bay Music, PO Box 66, Pacific, No. 63069

2. “BLUE CLOUD ABBEY ORGAN BOOK” – Christopher Uehlein, Augsburg/Fortress. Fifteen original compositions somewhat reminiscent of Flor Peeters “60 Short Pieces;” modal, mildly contemporary, A convenient collection with Preludes, Offertories and Postludes under one cover.

3. “TWENTY SIX MINIATURES FOR ORGAN ON GREGORIAN THEMES” by Sr. Theresine Donder, SNJM, Oregon Catholic Press. Excellent for Communion Music, or short Preludes, Offertories, and Postludes.

4. “42 PIECES BY THEODORE DUBOIS” – Dr. J. Butz Musikverlag. All on two staves – may be played manuals only, pedal ad. Lib. French Romantic style, very melodic. An excellent resource for Summer Services.

1. “COME, THOU FOUNT” – J. Bert Carlson, Augsburg/Fortress. A widely varied collection of piano solos, mainly in Gospel style. A few might workn on the organ, but mainly a resource for piano. Some of the tunes treated are “Nettleton,” “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” “It is Well With My Soul,” “My Jesus,” “I Love Thee,” etc.

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