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    Novello, Village Organist volumes

    Thought this might be of interest

    http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/Sear...nist&x=55&y=16

    There are also some of the volumes of the series on Amazon.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    Hi Mike!

    Very very interesting. As you may know I have an affection to Novello editions for organ, for different reasons (one being Sir Frederic Higgs' advices on how to play and do some registrations on Bach works).
    These 7 old music books were unknown to me... I 'll have to go to this small shop in Athens, where I usually find old Novello stuff, and search...

    Thanks, once more and cheers
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    The thing I really like about the edition is its typeface ... just lovely and so recognisable as Novello.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
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    8 volumes of The Village Organist can be downloaded for free here:
    https://urresearch.rochester.edu/ins...nalItemId=6932

    Some are occasionally for sale on Ebay, but I printed them myself. Took some sheets of paper, but otherwise cost nothing.

    The Sibley Music Library (Rochester University) has huge amounts of forgotten gems from GB and other parts of the world. Just search "organ" and spend the night browsing them...

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    Thank Thanks Thank you FinnViking !!!!
    I got them all

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    I downloaded them all also. Looking at the music, there is a lot that is not easily available new. Thanks for the link.

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    Thanks.. I put this link in my favorite section.. so I can access it as may be needed. Many interesting and useable pieces there..
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    The work is BIG...One needs months to see what's goin' on !
    I just tried this Angelus piece....very very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnViking View Post

    Took some sheets of paper, but otherwise cost nothing.
    Finn - lots of green house gasses unfortunately, but thanks for the link, great stuff. I too and guilty of over zealous printing.
    I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many different languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    —Albert Einstein.

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