Cantabile on ‘Noel Nouvelet’

The Fagus Book of Quiet Voluntaries for Easter which includes the Cantabile on 'Noel Nouvelet' for organ by David Barton of LichfieldOrgan
Publisher: Fagus Music
Difficulty Level: 4-5
Year of Publication: 2010
Duration: 3 minutes
Availability: In Print

In the Fagus Book of Quiet Voluntaries for Easter

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A short interlude on this traditional Easter carol, suitable for the quieter moments in the season. Also suitable for use at other times of year and would make a nice addition to a concert or recital.


‘This collection of 27 pieces provides quieter pieces for use as opening  voluntaries during the Easter season, specifically composed so that the results  ‘should be capable of being played by players of modest ability, or quickly  prepared by those who are more skilled’. The book succeeds in these aims, with  a collection in a wide variety of styles. Chorale and hymn tunes form the  basis; Noël Nouvelet appears four  times, each with a very different approach. Some pieces are quite conventional  in their harmonic approach, others more adventurous, but the standard is  universally good. There is something for everyone, and the use of these pieces  need not be confined to the Easter period. The only non-contemporary composer  included is Pachelbel, represented by  a Partita on Salzburg and a chorale prelude on ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’. This is a  highly useful collection.’

Trevor Webb in RSCM Church Music Quarterly (March 2012)

Potential Uses

Concert, Recital, Church, Worship, Easter, Holy Week, Passiontide, Good Friday

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