Here's another for the Summertime Dream Series. This one was is "wonderfully close" or "dangerous close" to full theater organ style, depending on your point of view. :-)
Roland Diggle (January 1, 1885 – January 13, 1954) was an English-born, American organist and composer who wrote and arranged an enormous number of published pieces, and who served for forty years as organist and choirmaster at St. John's Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, California.
Roland Diggle was born in London England, and he was educated at the Royal College of Music in London.
He moved to the USA in 1904 where he became a tireless advocate of organ music. During his lifetime he wrote or arranged over 500 organ compositions. He was well known in national and international music circles and his works have been published both in the U.S. and abroad. He served for forty years as organist and choirmaster at St. John's Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, California, and he presented recitals at both the San Diego and San Francisco World's Fair Expositions.
He died in Los Angeles, California, and is buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery.
"Sunset over Galilee" was published by Theodore Presser Co. in 1939. It is dedicated: "Homage to Ralph Kinder".
Kinder (1876-1952) was English-born, but who made his career in the United States. He was a well-known recitalist and composer, and organist of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Philadelphia.
"Sunset over Galilee" is colorful and peaceful, and hopefully will bring a pleasant summertime dream your way. The music speaks for itself, but I can't understand why this is representative of a sunset over Galilee. :-)
The score is attached below, as well as two photos of Diggle and of St. John's Church (now cathedral), Los Angeles. These photos show the church as it was during Diggle's time there. Also attached is a photo Ralph Kinder and of Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia.
Also attached is a photo of a sunset over Galilee. :-)