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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Song: Guide Us O Thou Great Jehovah

Michael Howarth, age 16, playing at the October 2001 Night of Organists in Henderson Nevada.  Does anyone know the arranger?




1 comment:

  1. This arrangement is published in "Ten Chorale Improvisations: Set 5" by Paul Manz under the title "God of Glory." It is available from the publisher (MorningStar Music Publishers) at [http://www.morningstarmusic.com/viewitem.cfm/item_id/10-355]. It is also available from Sheet Music Plus at [http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/Ten-Chorale-Improvisations-Set-5/19532284#].

    Also, there exists an exceptional recording by Principal Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliot on the remarkable Schoenstein & Co. organ at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. It may be found on the 2006 album "Now Let Us Rejoice: Organ Hymns for the Sabbath" released under the Mormon Tabernacle Choir recording label (CEN 0610-2); the album fetures organ solos by the Tabernacle Organist Emeritus John Longhurst, as well as by Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliot and Clay Christiansen.

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