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FANTASIA ON HYFRYDOL & DIADEMATA (One-piano, four-hand duet)

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GlorySound
35006404, One-piano, Four hand duet
Released: 1998

Two of Christianity’s strongest hymn tunes, composed by Rowland Hugh Prichard (1811-1887) and George Job Elvey (1816-1893) respectively, are blended in this arrangement in the form of a fantasia which, according to Hayes, allowed him to create a work that would showcase the dramatic nature of the texts and spin off developmental sections in orchestral fashion. The lyricism of HYFRYDOL, in triplet time, contrasts effectively with the more majestic and dynamic melody of DIADEMATA in 4/4 time. This is a joy to play and will challenge the pianist. Perfect for concerts or worship settings. LEVEL: Advanced

The Listening CD “A Festival of Keyboards” is the companion CD to this score.

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