World's Largest Sheet Music Selection


Music for Organ and Solo Instrument, Set 1

By Gaston M. Dethier

Organ, B-flat instrument or C instrument or viola, horn, bassoon/english horn, clarinet - Intermediate
Composed by Gaston M. Dethier, Cesar Auguste Franck (1822-1890), Louis Vierne (1870-1937), and Charles E. Callahan Jr. (1951-). Arranged by Cesar Auguste Franck. Instrumental Solo, Flexible Instrumental Solo Collection, Classical Transcription. Instrumental part. MorningStar Music Publishers #20-974. Published by MorningStar Music Publishers (MN.20-974).

Item Number: MN.20-974

Beautiful pieces for Organ and solo instrument by three Romantic-era composers

Andante Grazioso is by the great Belgian-American organist and composer Gaston M. Dethier, Professor of Piano and Organ at the Julliard School of Music in New York City. It is typical of his romantic, lyrical style and was first published in 1899 as an organ solo.
Instrumental Parts included: Flute/Oboe/Violin; Viola; Clarinet in Bb

Legende, Opus 5, No. 2, was composed by Vierne as the second of two pieces for piano and cello or viola. It was first published in 1895.
Instrumental Parts included: Flute/Oboe/Violin; Viola; Clarinet in Bb; Horn in F/English Horn

Prelude in G by Franck, is in his earlier style, and may have been discovered among his manuscripts some time after his death. It was published only thirty-two years later, in 1922. Originally titled Piece for Oboe and Piano, this charming and lyrical work is all but unknown. Its pure texture, range of but a tenth, and the absence of significant technical difficulties make it well suited for performance by either a young musician or an experienced artist. The tessitura lends itself to several instrumental possibilities - violin, viola, flute, oboe, or clarinet - all of which would be lovely and suitable choices.

All dynamic marking and phrasing is by the composer. The solo part has not been altered. The organ accompaniment, adapted by the editor, may be performed with or without pedals.
Instrumental Parts included: Flute/Oboe/Violin/Viola; Clarinet in Bb; Clarinet in A.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Dan Ahlin
    Lincoln, NE
    Difficulty Level:
  • October 23, 2018 Unusual and useful collection

    A great collection for organ and violin. All are arrangements from solo organ: Vierne, Franck. The Gaston Dethier, I believe drawn from a larger organ work, but not sure. But clearly, the real "gem" in the collection. The Franck and Vierne are very effective as transcriptions for organ and other...

    solo instruments. My music dir. at church will use these for organ, with her violinist daughter. A worthwhile collection if the organist is seeking a collection of well-crafted transcriptions. Not difficult for organist and other instrument. Neither is a large organ required for these pieces.

    Read More
    One person found this review helpful.
    Was this review useful? Yes No
Close X

By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy

I am a music teacher.