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    Gday all- I am returning to the music of my "mis-spent" youth way back in 1969 when Willie Stay desperately tried to encourage me to practice, persevere with counterpoint etc etc- regrettably almost to no avail then- it has taken forty years for his efforts to bear fruit! I still have much of the music he gave me, I am learning to play it now and I love it.

    One piece of music tho is incomplete- and now I can't even find the fragment I had left to at least give publisher details etc. so I can track it down. it was a US setting/arrangement of Greensleeves- individual arrangement not in an album. From memory it was the era when reasonably serious settings/arrangements would give Hammond and other full-size electronic organ settings which sort of translated across to pipe organs as well in a fashion.

    I remember vividly that it had an ostinato pedal part which really was a pedal- it stayed on bottom E almost the whole piece played in the 6/8 rhythm of Greensleeves. I dont think it went by the title of "Fantasia" although it was in that style- I can't remember whether "Prelude" was in the title either.

    I have done several Internet searches in recent years to no avail- the setting would be so old now it would almost certainly have to be out of copyright. I thorougly enjoyed it at the time- even if I didnt master it properly then (: and I would dearly love to add it back to my "bucket list" repertoire now

    many thanks- Dave
    1975-1985 Hammond solid state & stop tabs- with Leslie cabinet
    1985-2005 Farfisa drawbar band organ
    1978 Estey harmonium 2 full manuals + 25 note pedal board - requires restoration - "bucket list" project
    2006-2007 Miditzer virtual organ with two full keyboards
    2010 Baldwin Fantasia 2 full manuals 25 note pedal board

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    You mentioned "Greensleeves" and later "Fantasia," and I immediately reverted to memories of high school band when we performed "Fantasia on the Dargason." This was one of the movements within the _2nd Suite in F_. It was "Greensleeves" essentially.

    Unfortunately, I never saw the score (only the F-horn parts I played). As a result, I do not know whether or not music for organ or harmonium was included. Perhaps the information I provided above will help narrow your search.

    I pray what you seek is revealed to you soon.
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    • #3
      Oxford University Press publish an arrangement by Ralph Vaughan Williams which I've often played.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by cantoris View Post
        Oxford University Press publish an arrangement by Ralph Vaughan Williams which I've often played.

        N
        Do you mean the arrangement by Stanley Roper of Vaughan Williams' adaptation of Greensleeves? It's here:
        http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Greensleev...#ht_500wt_1361
        or here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Greensleeves.../dp/0193759403

        Or in the OUP Vaughan Williams Volume: http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/096308/details.html#

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        • #5
          That's the one. I think my copy cost 3/6 many years ago. (That's 17 1/2 new pence in that new-fangled decimalised money)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cantoris View Post
            (That's 17 1/2 new pence in that new-fangled decimalised money)
            I shouldn't think many people here will have a clue what you are talking about! (I remember "proper" money - and I don't just mean pre-euro!)

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            • #7
              many thanks fellas- greatly appreciated- the version I was looking for was nowhere near as classy as RVW (RVW is an absolutely glorious setting). Quirkily enough I think I may have found it but not as a sheet music search- in Youtube. I should have tried Youtube sooner- but this old dog IS learning new tricks!

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie1KtWxyLo8

              arrangement by Richard Purvis- even that name rings a bell. Purvis version almost slides into theatre in places and is in an entirely different league to RVW but I still like it. I can't quite hear the ostinato pedal I thought the setting had but many other boxes tick- and at $12.67 with our strong Aussie dollar- well I am going to lash out and buy it- five pieces in the album. even if it isn't the one I am looking for I quite like it- but I have an increasing conviction I have found the setting I started learning wayyy back in 1969.

              I am still coming to grips with searches for organ music online- what has stunned me is the amount of downloadable public domain material- a veritable treasure trove. I am currently working on a couple of the 8 Little Preludes and Fugues and I was unsure of how to register- in no time I had downloaded four widely varying examples from Youtube which I can study at my leisure.

              Even with my technical background I can't believe how much technology has changed ALL aspects of organ construction and performance in 42 years!

              Many thanks fellas- and I now have RVW in my listening repertoire.
              1975-1985 Hammond solid state & stop tabs- with Leslie cabinet
              1985-2005 Farfisa drawbar band organ
              1978 Estey harmonium 2 full manuals + 25 note pedal board - requires restoration - "bucket list" project
              2006-2007 Miditzer virtual organ with two full keyboards
              2010 Baldwin Fantasia 2 full manuals 25 note pedal board

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              • #8
                btw this is the album

                http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/...lume-1/5380795
                1975-1985 Hammond solid state & stop tabs- with Leslie cabinet
                1985-2005 Farfisa drawbar band organ
                1978 Estey harmonium 2 full manuals + 25 note pedal board - requires restoration - "bucket list" project
                2006-2007 Miditzer virtual organ with two full keyboards
                2010 Baldwin Fantasia 2 full manuals 25 note pedal board

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by bucketlistorgangrinder View Post
                  I am still coming to grips with searches for organ music online- what has stunned me is the amount of downloadable public domain material- a veritable treasure trove.
                  Bucket,

                  In case you haven't discovered this "treasure trove" yet, check out: http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:View_GenresSymphonie No.3. Fortunately, by anticipating such a move, I had downloaded and prepared the music at least 6 months before.

                  Also check out:There are others, but you get the idea. Hope this is helpful.

                  Michael
                  Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
                  • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
                  • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
                  • 11 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 7 Pianos

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                  • #10
                    Michael- I feel like a "kid let loose in a confectioners for the weekend'... that Petrucci site is mind blowing. I have spent a fair part of the day in there looking for a range of musics, often organ transcriptions of either piano or orchestral works- which I have often only in a very simple form. Every couple of hours I think of another piece or two and head back to the site again- just about a 100 % success rate. Thank you so much for the link.

                    Bit winded to think of being approached for a major work on organ such as the Saint Saens on a couple of weeks notice- I have had landed short notice for weddings and the like in the past- but nothing of that scale. Forethought is a very saving attribute!!!
                    1975-1985 Hammond solid state & stop tabs- with Leslie cabinet
                    1985-2005 Farfisa drawbar band organ
                    1978 Estey harmonium 2 full manuals + 25 note pedal board - requires restoration - "bucket list" project
                    2006-2007 Miditzer virtual organ with two full keyboards
                    2010 Baldwin Fantasia 2 full manuals 25 note pedal board

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by myorgan View Post
                      Bucket,

                      In case you haven't discovered this "treasure trove" yet, check out: http://imslp.org/wiki/IMSLP:View_Genres.

                      Also check out:There are others, but you get the idea. Hope this is helpful.

                      Michael
                      Not forgetting this site:
                      https://urresearch.rochester.edu/vie...ollectionId=63

                      Some very interesting editions here.

                      There's also the invaluable: http://icking-music-archive.org/index.php, although I think everything here may now be also on the IMSLP site. (It's more approachable, though, I think)

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                      • #12
                        Just discovered that the Purvis arrangement of Greensleeves ("What child is this?") is also in The Oxford Book of Christmas Organ Music.
                        http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/064458/details.html

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                        • #13
                          Was it the Purvis setting?

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