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Gavotte de Louis XV, Op. 54

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (01/16/19)
Composer: Lee, Maurice / arr. Gladstone, Francis E.
Sample Producer: Lavender Audio
Sample Set: The Armley Schulze
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Romantic written in Classical Style
Maurice Lee (1825-1895) was an English pianist who lived in Hamburg, and was well-known for his popular salon piano works.

"Gavotte de Louis XV" was published around 1874, and is "classical" in style. It was published by Augener in several versions, including this transcription for organ, done by Francis E. Gladstone.

Dr. Francis Edward Gladstone, was born at Summertown, near Oxford, March 2,1845. When 14 he was articled to Dr. S. S. Wesley, with whom he remained at Winchester for five years. After being organist for two years at Holy Trinity Church, Weston-super-Mare, in 1866 he obtained the post of organist at Llandaff Cathedral. In March 1870 Mr. Gladstone was appointed organist at Chichester Cathedral, but three years later he moved to Brighton, where he remained until 1876, when after a short residence in London he accepted the post of organist at Norwich Cathedral, which he resigned in 1881. Dr. Gladstone then became organist to Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, London, a post which ill health compelled him to resign in 1886.

He took the degree of Mus. B. Cantab, in 1876, and shortly after was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music. He took the degree of Mus. D. in 1879, and is also a Fellow of the College of Organists, a Member of the Board of Musical Studies at Cambridge, and a teacher of organ, etc., at the Royal College of Music.

He was received into the Roman Catholic Church, and was appointed director of the choir at St. Mary of the Angels, Bayswater. He composed a large number of organ solos, as well anthems and service settings.

I had never heard of this piece until earlier today, but tried and I liked it! I am anticipating receiving several larger works by Gladstone, so, I thought it would be fun to do this one. I chose the Armley organ because of it's connection with S. S. Wesley, teacher of Gladstone.

The score is attached below, as well as a photo of Gladstone, and several of the cathedrals and churches at which he served.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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