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By rfbeers76 - on Tu 11-15-2011 at 0:27.
Ratings : Difficulty 4, Interest 5, Quality 5, General Note 5
"I'm a former organ student of Judy Glass, who was a student of Anton Heiller's. I also sang in what I think was the American premiere of his Adventmusik when I was in elementary school.
These pieces are the only ones of his that I've learned to play. They are of great interest to those organists that want interesting, but "tonal", modern music to play for their church services. I will admit, some of your congregation may not enjoy the dissonances, but is music only to caress your ears at church? You do have to have quite a bit of organ background in order to play these, but they are not terribly difficult. O Haupt voll blut is for manuals only, and some have relatively easy pedal parts--with three of them having very original three-part harmonizations. But the difficulty to play them right is in the very distinctive articulation. If you have heard him play the Hindemith sonatas, you will understand what is needed. They are a very good introduction to his style of composition, not just for the organ, but in general."