About the Book
This is the first of a series of books of organ music that encompass a wide variety of styles. Organists with a command of the major J. S. Bach organ works shall manage these Naylor works comfortably.
The Prelude and Fugue in C minor is a trio throughout, and demands contrast between stops to follow the linear flow of the ideas. It contains a chorale which acts as a serene foil to the humour and intellectual rigour which resonates through the work.
The Toccata and Fugue in C major is dedicated to John Scott, formerly organist of Saint Paul's Cathedral London. Bravura approach needed!
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 !