Subscribe to our mailing list to get news, specials and updates:     Name: Email:

Prelude on 'St. Columba'

269 views | Find this title on Sheet Music Plus
Login to recommend piece!

Comments (0)

Comment on this music

Login/Register to post a comment.

Latest Thread

iLOK Questions

Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (09/04/11)
Composer: Ley, Henry
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: Hereford Cathedral Willis Organ
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
These are my first uploads here, and I hope you will like them!

In 1950 OUP published a volume titled, "A Book of Hymn Tune Voluntaries," and I thought that this group would be a good chance to show off the new Hereford Cathedral sample set.

Having played the organ there, both in recital and at evensong, I believe they did an excellent job of getting it right. When the full spec is released next year, it will "fill in the gaps" that are present in the current 46-stop set. It sounds great as is, and should be spectacular when it's done!

The first piece in the collection is "Prelude on 'St. Columba'" by Henry G. Ley (1887-1962). Ley was organist of Christ Church, Oxford, taught at the Royal Academy of Music, and later served at Eton.

This setting is the "simplest" in terms of registration, as it makes no changes throughout - Open and Stopped Diapasons on the Swell, coupled to the Claribel Flute on the Great. The tonality of E-major is both bright and serene. 'Where streams of living water flow.'
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
Options: Sign up today to download piece.
Subscribe to Agnus_Dei's music
See what Agnus_Dei used to make this recording