Our Music Day venue is home to a number of skilled musicians.
One of Palmers Green URC’s organists, John Strange, has written a number of pieces and these will be available for purchase at the Music Day on the 5th October. If you’ve not booked yet for Music Day, but want to, click here for details.
Items of John’s Music for sale include:
- Professional CD of The New Age (words: Ruth McCabe) a psychological view of the coming of the Holy Spirit, with members of the choir of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge £10
- Amateur recording with synthesised accompaniment of The Good Samaritan (words: Fredwyn Hosier) £2
- Full score of The New Age £8
- Study score of The New Age £6
- Full score of The Good Samaritan
- 6 chorale preludes for organ (£10 the set)
- Choir score of The New Age including minor solo parts £6
- Anthem: Telling God’s Story (words: Liz Griffiths & Rosemary Lain-Priestley) £5
- Anthem: Cry Aloud the Greatness of God (words: Jill Jenkins) £3
NB: The last three items (only) come with the composer’s permission to photocopy choir sets
Paul Bateman, conductor, arranger, pianist, composer and significant contributor to Rejoice and Sing, writes of The New Age:
I had the joy and the honour of playing the piano for John Strange’s composition ’The New Age’. It involved a number of technical and stylistic challenges but when those were overcome it all fitted beautifully under the fingers. The choral writing will likewise be a challenge but a highly rewarding one for any good choir. I do hope that the work will now be more widely performed.
Robert Evans, international organ recitalist, writes:
The organ works of former Caius scholar, John Strange, are beautifully constructed pieces. The prelude on Rockinghamharks back to Parry with its wistful and engaging harmonies, and that on Veni Emmanuel, though indebted toBWV 622, inhabits a world of gentle romanticism which is immediately approachable. Other Bach pastiches are more classically austere, but all are delightfully inventive and a delight to play and listen to.