Partita on Veni Creator Spiritus

organ - Craig Phillips

Composer Craig Phillips
Price $12.50 (U.S.) Released 5/01
Church Season Pentecost
Difficulty Moderately difficult
Catalog no. 160-440

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A highly colorful and idiomatic set of nine variations on the greatest Pentecost hymn of them all. By turns lively, playful, introspective, energetic, and mysterious, this piece provides a worthy alternative to the Duruflé work on the same theme. Oblong format.

"Looking for a new challenge? Do you need something new for Pentecost on Veni Creator? This set of variations is a technical challenge, but the musical result is superb. One of the appealing factors of these variations is the colorful way in which they use the organ's tonal palette, in combination with Phillips's extraordinary sense of harmony." --Cross Accent, Spring 2002

"If you make use of Maurice Duruflé's variations on VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS you now have a new alternative for Pentecost Sunday. The partita is comprised of nine variations, each presenting the cantus firmus in an evocative, colorful manner that is full of rhythmic vitality. This is not a piece that one can throw together in a short amount of time--it requires careful preparation. Moderately difficult. Highly recommended." --Cross Accent, Fall 2001

"Nine wonderful, inventive, and easy variations on the well-known theme. Buy it and use it next Pentecost and at other times!" --AAM Journal, September 2001


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