Organ Solos Book 3
Challenging Organ Music in Different Styles
by Ron Naylor : New Zealand Composer
This book of organ solos contain a trumpet fanfare sourced from my first symphony. It makes an interesting organ piece for weddings even though it was originally scored for brass choir.
The Bach Toccata and Fugue in D minor is the most famous piece of music composed for organ. Unfortunately, one had to play it "ad nauseum et ad nauseum" that as a teenager I inverted the thematic material of the entire work, and tied up some loose ends in the fugue thus making an original work which is probably the most played of my organ works. To my surprise few people noticed the difference, but then this is New Zealand !
Born 1940, in New Zealand Army 1960 -1964 serving in Malaya for two years. Founded the Ron Naylor Art School in 1964. Trained as an organist and compose for that instrument, choral works, piano works, organ works, and symphonies for orchestra. Started breeding rhododendrons in 1985, but none registered as yet. Forced out of Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011 by earthquake damage, and now live nearby in Prebbleton. Not quite poor as a church mouse, but I'm working on it !
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