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Voluntary X in d-minor

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Uploaded by: pcarmona (04/16/24)
Composer: Greene, Maurice
Sample Producer: Inspired Acoustics
Sample Set: The Scots' Church Melbourne
Software: Hauptwerk V
Genre: Baroque
Description:
Maurice Greene (1696-1755),
Voluntary X in d-minor:
1. Largo
2. Andante (Fugue)

Quite frankly, my eyes are blurry and nearly crossing after playing this from a facsimile of the original publication of Maurice Greene's "12 Voluntarys for the Organ or Harpsichord." Although everything is printed fairly clearly there, quite a lot of the notes are not vertically aligned with the other notes within their respective measure, making sight reading a tricky matter.

Those of you who are familiar with this piece may notice that I don't always play the same accidentals that you might be accustomed to hear or play. In some instances, that is because the typesetter seems to have omitted some accidentals that normally would be expected--so I added what I judged to be needed. Also, there seems to be some confusion as to who the rightful composer of these voluntaries may be, because there is an edition by Peter Williams (Galaxy Music) that presents the very same music but from a manuscript attributed to William Boyce--which, though essentially identical to Greene's publication (ca. 1779), has some differences of opinion about certain accidentals of this very chromatic keyboard work. In other words, I made my own "executive decisions" about the accidentals, based selectively upon what I found in more than one source.

As for registration, I selected stops that might be typical for a small English organ of the Baroque period.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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