A Saint-Saens Organ Album


Part of the Oxford Organ Anthologies Series
By Saint-Saens
Edited by Martin Setchell

The Elephant (Carnival of the Animals)
The Cuckoo (Carnival of the Animals)
The Swan (Carnival of the Animals)
Danse Macabre
Poco Adagio & Maestoso (Organ Symphony No.3)
O Salutaris Hostia
Prelude: Pastoral in the style of JS Bach
Prelude to The Flood
Softly Awakes my Heart (Samson & Delilah)

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This is a wonderful collection of popular and some less well-known pieces. It contains three movements from The Carnival of the Animals, the slow movement and the famous Maestoso section from the ‘Organ’ Symphony (No. 3), the meltingly beautiful aria ‘Softly awakes my heart’ from the opera Samson and Delilah, the opening section of the Danse Macabre, and several other pieces illustrating the range of Saint-Saens’ compositional style. All the pieces are immensely playable and have been chosen to suit the needs of both church and concert organists.

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