From the Fagus Music catalogue: 'It takes a special sort of skill to write easy music of character and distinction, and these pieces are full of these qualities. They are very suitable for "reluctants", and sight-readable by most.'
Publisher's sample can be found here. More samples and audio here.
Canción de Cuna
The six peaceful miniatures in this collection are useful for covering quiet moments, such as before the start of a service or during Communion.
Their easy-to-play nature makes them especially suitable for beginners, or for pianists transferring to the organ.
View more sample pages and listen to the pieces here.
Winner of the William Baird Ross Trust Competition 2011
The trust organises a triennial competition for church musicians living and
working in Scotland. The remit for 2011 was for an organ voluntary suitable as
a closing voluntary for a normal or special Sunday service, at the level of a
competent parish church organist. The winner, Evelyn Stell's 'Gloria', is a lively piece based on a plainchant Gloria.
Some comments: 'plenty of inventive writing' 'well written for the instrument' 'a very fine piece indeed'
The voluntary is based on the Gloria from Missa XV, Dominator Deus. And if it sounds vaguely familiar to some of us, yes, ICEL have also used Dominator Deus as the basis of the official Gloria chant for the new translation of the Roman Missal.
View sample pages and get an idea of the pieces by listening to the audio files. The quality is regrettably not good, as they are synthetically compiled. Orchestral string sounds are used instead of organ flutes, so all in all a bit of imagination is needed when relating them to one's own instrument!
When you click 'Listen' the audio file will open in another tab. Click back to the 'Organ music' tab to see the music again.