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    Easter Voluntary

    Hi Everyone,

    Does anyone have any suggestions for an easyish Easter Morning Voluntary?.
    I need to find something appropriate and as arguably the most important service in the year, I would like to do something special if possible.

    I last asked for suggestions for Christmas and was directed to a great piece, hence asking again.

    Thanks!

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    Hi Jonesey,

    My "standard" voluntary for Easter Sunday every year is the Widor Toccata. It's not terribly difficult to learn/play as most of what the right hand does is very repetitious throughout the piece.

    I would advise memorization or having a page turner when playing it for the service.
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    I always try and work in these three pieces: "Overture" from Handel's Messiah as well "Pastoral Symphony" and "Hallelujah Chorus" . I know they are old standards maybe even worn out :but are well liked by the most people ( many of the ones who only come on Easter and Christmas). Widor's Toccata as well as Toccata from the " Gothic Suite" are always good. Really there are so many great pieces for high Holidays. GOOD LIUCK !!
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    And how about Bach's Prelude in Eb "St Anne" BWV552. I think it has a very positive, celebratory feel - and there's no law against using a prelude as a postlude!

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