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Christmas Organ Sound Colours

Publisher Parish Publications
Composer Ian Higginson
Voice/Instrument ORGAN
Difficulty Unrated

Christmas Organ Sound Colours

By Ian Higginson

A set of six diverse and useful organ voluntaries based on traditional Christmas Carols which are suitable for either Christmas services or recitals. Some are moderately easy through to moderately difficult.


There are a total of six new and diverse seasonal organ solos included in this album, which are based on six well-known and well-loved traditional Christmas carols. These pieces were composed in Tetbury, England in during June 2023.

It is intended that this collection of pieces (all of which vary considerably in style and difficulty), will display different tonal colours and dynamic contrast of the instrument and will also provide a source of enjoyment to both organists and listeners alike. The registrations that appear on each piece are only suggestions, as every instrument is different.

The pieces range from an energetic 'Toccata on 'O Come All Ye Faithful' through to the more reflective Prelude on 'The Holly and the Ivy'. It is hoped that this collection will become useful repertoire as voluntaries for services and as recital pieces. The pieces could either be combined to form suites, or played as individual pieces, as they are of contrasting form, dynamics, tempo and character.

This album is dedicated to Peter Thompson, Assistant Organist of St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, and Archdeacon of Armagh

Please note that most pieces listed below have been recorded in their entirety by Jonathan Kingston, apart from the Postlude on 'God Rest You Merry Gentlemen', which only contains the final section.  



Postlude on 'God Rest You Merry Gentlemen' 

Prelude on 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' 

Fantasia on 'The Coventry Carol' 

Fugato on 'In Dulci Jubilo' 

Interlude on 'The Holly & The Ivy' 

Toccata on 'O Come All Ye Faithful'

"It was a great pleasure to have the opportunity to play Ian’s latest Christmas Collection which will be a valuable addition to any organist who wishes to expand their repertoire during the festive season. Ian’s pieces are harmonically adventurous, satisfying to perform and above all, engaging to listen to. I commend them to you!" Jonathan Kingston 





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