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Prelude on "Hayling"

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (09/01/18)
Composer: Alderson, Albion Percy
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: William Hill English Organ Model
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th Century
Albion Percy Alderson (1871 — 4 March 1936) , Mus. D (Dunelm), ARCM, was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and trained at Durham Cathedral and the Royal College of Music.

He was an Honorary Examiner for Royal College Scholarships, an Examiner for Music Degrees, Durham University, Examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal College of Music, and worked in Canada, Australia, and Ceylon.

He was Organist and Choirmaster at All Saints' Church, Kingston-upon-Thames in 1893.

Alderson composed "Three Chorale Preludes", which were first published by Schott & Co. Ltd. in 1928. The hymn-tunes set are: "St. Hugh," "Hayling," and "St. Mary."

I only have the score for the 2nd on the tune "Hayling," which I have no information about.

The piece is in 6/4 time, and directed to be played "Cheerfully," which seems rather odd, as the text is funereal/memorial in nature.

There is an element of "Baroque influence" in the writing, and the effect is pleasant, although slightly "fussy."

In addition to these preludes, Alderson also composed "6 Trios," and a substantial "Introduction and Passacaglia."

The score is attached below, as well as a photo of All Saints' Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, were Alderson was organist.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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