Jedburgh Abbey

movement one of Border Studies for organ

Martin Bussey

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movement one of Border Studies for organ

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Composer Martin Bussey
Year of Composition 2003
Duration -
ISMN 9790570683840

Instrumentation Organ
Student Difficulty int-adv
Categories (all composers) ,
Catalogue ID ce-mb2bs1


Jedburgh Abbey is the first of three studies for organ inspired by a visit to the Scottish Borders in August 2003.  Each movement reflects the character of one of the great ruined Scottish Abbeys as well as focusing on a particular aspect of organ technique.  They are designed for the developing player, each presenting a particular but surmountable challenge of technique. The soaring walls of Jedburgh create a majestic effect when entering the town.  In the music this is reflected both in marcato chords and also the two-part counterpoint, which demands good co-ordination between manuals and pedal as well as substitute fingerings.