The Oxford Book of Organ Music by Women Composers

Discover a rich blend of historical & modern organ music by women composers in The Oxford Book of Organ Music. A diverse, inspiring collection!
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  • 42 pieces for manuals and pedals, in a variety of musical forms, suitable for use at church services or as recital repertoire

  • Original music for the instrument, spanning the sixteenth century to the present day, including compositions by Amy Beach, Clementine de Bourges, Nadia Boulanger, Jeanne Demessieux, Cecilia McDowall, Clara Schumann, and Ethel Smyth, plus commissions from Kristina Arakelyan, Miriam Carpinetti, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp, Isabelle Ryder, Amy Summers, and Rebecca Groom te Velde

  • Standalone miniatures, movements from organ sonatas and symphonies, transcriptions of piano, harpsichord, and flute pieces, and an orchestral opera overture

  • A variety of difficulty levels, from ABRSM Grades 2-3 through to Diploma standard, with a graded index provided

The Oxford Book of Organ Music by Women Composers presents a comprehensive survey of historical organ pieces by women composers alongside six newly commissioned works. The music is stylistically varied and encompasses secular and sacred repertoire from a range of periods. In addition to original organ repertoire, the collection also contains several organ transcriptions in new arrangements for the instrument.

Edited by Anne Marsden Thomas and Ghislaine Reece-Trapp.

Cantabile: from Organ Symphony No. 1, Elfrida Andrée
Perpetuum Mobile, Kristina Arakelyan
Prelude on an Old Folk Tune, Amy Marcy Beach
Pastorale sur un vieil air vendéen, Mme Bertault
Pièce sur des airs populaires flamands, Nadia Boulanger
Andante, Joséphine Boulay
Andante grazioso, Kate Boundy
Da bei rami scendea, Clementine de Bourges
Erbarm' dich mein, o Herre Gott, Miriam Carpinetti
Voluntary IV, Theophania Cecil
Valse-Arabesque, Op. 98 No. 4, Cécile Chaminade
Offertoire, Hedwige Chrétien
Toccata on 'Veni Creator', Jeanne Demessieux
Allegretto: from Sonata in A, Sophia Dussek
Fugue on Two Subjects, Op. 26 No. 12, Louise Farrenc
A Voluntary, Esther Fleet
Communion, Juliette Folville
Sonata II, Elisabetta de Gambarini
Scherzo, Betzy Holmberg
Clair de lune, Augusta Holmès
Gigue (Basse de Trompette), Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
Andante: from Six Easy Voluntaries, 2nd set, Kate Loder
Allegro brillante: from Sonata in G major, Marianne von Martínez
Celebration, Cecilia McDowall
Introduction and Fugue, Ann Mounsey
An Old Christmas Carol: Theme and Variations, Elizabeth Mounsey
Canzonetta, Op. 25, Kate Ockleston-Lippa
Dusk, Nkeiru Okoye
Sonata Seconda, Mrs Philarmonica
Toccato: from Organ Suite No. 1, Florence Price
Mixolydiance, Ghislaine Reece-Trapp
Petite Prière, Blanche Rozan
Bell Toccata, Isabelle Ryder
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op. 16 No. 3, Clara Schumann
Chorale Prelude on ‘Schwing dich auf zu deinem Gott’, Ethel Smyth
Moderato, Elizabeth Stirling
Intermezzo, Amy Summers
Polonaise: from 18 Dances in Different Styles, Maria Agata Szymanowska
Paean, Rebecca Groom te Velde
Andante and Fugue in C minor, Alexandra Thomson
Overture to Talestri, Maria Antonia Walpurgis
Andante: from No. 2 of Four Short Voluntaries, Kate Westrop