The Concert Hall is well stocked with high calibre performances of major organ works uploaded by highly skilled players. That isn't my scene, having spent my career educating others at the expense of further developing my own performance skills. It's now 17 years since my last public recital and there's no likelihood of one to come.
My CCH uploads have consistently been shorter works drawn from several sources. Much has come from my own student and parish organist repertoires, some are works I've used with my own organ students, and a number of works have been learned anew. Beyond my daytime job as a school music teacher I have from time to time maintained a small number of private organ students. In this latter capacity I have developed a speciality in working with adult beginners, many of whom found it difficult if not impossible to obtain tuition elsewhere which meets their needs.
Some of my uploads from here on will be specifically aimed at adult beginners who are members of the Concert Hall. In many cases my performances will be accompanied by a MIDI file, and possibly also with a copy of the score complete with my own fingering/pedalling markings.
The present work was my second upload when I joined the Concert Hall 6 years ago and featured a different sample set. I am presenting it this time on a different instrument, with MIDI and marked score.
The piece is the first item in the first of 8 volumes in the series "The Progressive Organist" edited by C. H. Trevor and published by Elkin from the late 1950's to the early 1960's. These ground-breaking anthologies were seen as staple fare for organ students of the day and still remain highly regarded.