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Arrangement for:  Organ Solo

Performance Level:  4


In July 2020, we ran a free competition for allcomers to enter. The criteria was to write a piece no more than 3 minutes long on the theme of 'Organ Music for Quiet Moments' which must be suitable for an Organist of moderate standard and for use in a Church setting primarily, but can also be suitable for a concert or recital setting. This booklet contains the top five selected entries and the outright winner by Peter J. Smith, 'A Solemn Sarabande for these distracted times'.  You can read more about the winning entries and composers via our blog... 'And the winners are...'



1. A Solemn Sarabande for these Distracted Times - Peter J. Smith (competition winner)

2. Idyll - Graham Twist

3. Addison's Song - Annette Butters

4. Meditation - Stu Beaudoin

5. Nearer My God to Thee - David Stamos

Organ Music for Quiet Moments (5 pieces)

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  • Recordings

    'A Solemn Saraband for these Distracted Times' courtesy of Jonathan Dods

    'Idyll' - courtesy of the composer, Graham Twist

    'Idyll' courtesy of Alex Graziani (on Pipe Organ)

    'Idyll' - courtesy of James Flores

    'Meditation' - courtesy of the composer, Stuart Beaudoin

    'Addison's Song' - courtesy of the composer, Annette Butters

    'Nearer, my God, to thee' - courtesy of James Flores

    Please send us any recordings of this piece you may make and we will add them to this section.

    If you think you are able to provide us with a quality mp3 or mp4 recording suitable for our Youtube Channel, please email us at to enquire about our 'free music for a recording' project.

  • Composer / Arranger / Author

    Various - please refer to the description 

  • Publisher / Distributor

    Tim Knight Music / Spartan Press 


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