|Composer William P. Rowan
Price $6.50 (U.S.) Released 6/92
Difficulty Moderately easy
Catalog no. 160-622
Two excellent organ voluntaries for festive occasions and weddings. In the style of Jeremiah Clarke, but we think William Rowan has outdone old Jeremiah.
"These pieces are easy, functional, finely written music in the style of Clarke, Purcell, Stanley, etc. They are in 8 bar phrases with conveniently printed double bars, thus enabling the player to lengthen or shorten them with ease. A pleasant change from the usual wedding-march music." -Journal of the Anglican Association of Musicians, March 1993
"excellent alternatives to the 'old standards' for wedding processionals. The trumpet tunes employ the classical style of writing with some fresh 20th- century harmonies.Rowan is successful in imitating the style of Clarke in his Voluntaries, which use diatonic harmonies, dotted rhythms, walking bass lines, and trumpet solo sections alternating with interludes specified for 8' and 4' principals.These pieces are well suited for Gospel processions, commencements, and other festive occasions. Highly recommended."-Cross Accent, 1/94
"In the first of his two delightful trumpet voluntaries, Rowan places the tune first in the soprano and then in the tenor. Both pieces are bright, easy to play, accessible to the general audience, and would make a wonderful wedding processional/recessional." -Pastoral Music Notebook, March 1995