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Blackburn Cathedral

Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (10/12/20)
Composer: Dicks, Ernest A.
Sample Producer: Audio Angelorum
Sample Set: Peterborough Cathedral Hill
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Early 20th century
Ernest Alfred Dicks (1865-1948) was an organist in Cheltenham, and also to the Royal Masonic Lodge.

These works can all be found in Book 5 of the "Short and Easy Pieces." These are all fine pieces, more long-forgotten musical gems. They will require skill and finesse to make them sound well and polished, so, the word "easy" should not be taken too literally. :-)

This collection was published by Bayley & Ferguson in 1932, although the style is much earlier.

These three pieces, and the one that I'll upload tomorrow, "Peaceful Night" go together to make one complete day in terms of 24 hours. They would make a wonderful recital group, if you are so inclined.

"Sunrise" is found on page 14. It is a delightful scherzo, perhaps depicting the freshness of a light morning breeze. Grass and trees gently sway, and all around is a light-hearted, serene atmosphere.

The score is attached below, and, FINALLY, an autographed PHOTO of Earnest A. Dicks is also attached!

Tomorrow, "Peaceful Night" will bring our musical day to a conclusion.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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