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Two short Interludes. Op.18, No. 2

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (09/30/20)
Composer: Vincent, George
Sample Producer: Audio Angelorum
Sample Set: Peterborough Cathedral Hill
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th century
George Vincent (1855-1928) was the brother of Charles Vincent (1852-1934), the composer who has already been featured in a number of my uploads.

The entire family were organists, as the father was also an organist. A third son, H. S. Vincent (1861-1935) was an organ builder based in Sunderland.

George Frederick Vincent studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, 1874-76, under Dr Karl Reinecke, Dr Robert Papperitz and Ernst Friedrich E. Richter. Organist of Sunderland Parish Church, 1872-74; St. Mary’s Parish Church, Whitburn, 1877-82; St. Thomas’, Sunderland, 1882-1900; St. Michael’s, Cornhill, London's, the same position held by Harold Darke for many years, who succeeded Vincent.

"Two Short Interludes" is the fifth work in "Pieces in Various Styles," published by W. J. Willcocks & Co. It is dedicated: "To M.J.V."

There are actually two separate pieces, but they both last about a minute and a half, so, I've "combined" them in this upload.

The first is in A major, and is an expressive, almost "classical" work. It features the Swell hautboy as the solo voice, played against soft 8' stops on the Choir.

The second is in an expressive C minor, using the Swell strings and 8' flute throughout, with the flute being removed in the closing measures.

The second work begins around 1:19

More Vincent music coming soon, but the next work in the collection, "Grand Offertoire" is going to take me more than a day! :

Since there are no recordings of any of these pieces, I generally have to learn and "do" the piece before I can tell if it's worth the effort, so, I hope it's a good one! ;-)

The score is attached below, as well as several photos of St. Michael's, Cornhill, as well as the specification of the organ there, which I believe is the same one Vincent played.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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