Austrian Hymn - Trio ; Abbot's Leigh - Intrada ; Ash Grove - Declamation ; Besancon - Dance ; Carlisle - Declamation ; Crucifer - Fanfare ; Darwall's 148th - Meditation ; Divinum mysterium - Meditation ; Ebenezer - Trio ; Engelberg - Fanfare ; Gelobt sei Gott - Intrada ; Foundation - Meditation ; Grande Isle - Musette ; Hanover - Meditation ; In Babilone - Pastorale ; In dulci jubilo - Musette ; Laudate Dominum - Meditation ; Llangloffan - Meditation ; Lyons - Trio ; Monkland - Duo ; Morning Hymn - Duo ; Puer nobis nascitur - Pastorale ; St. Columba - Meditation ; St. Denio - Meditation ; St. George's Windsor - Meditation ; St. Peter - Meditation ; Truro - Intrada ; Unser Herrscher - Meditation
Rebecca Groom te Velde earned degrees in organ performance from Seattle Pacific University and the University of Western Ontario, also studying composition and church music. She continued her studies in Germany on a grant from the German Academic Exchange Service. An active performer and clinician on service-playing, she holds the Associate Certificate from the American Guild of Organists. She has published organ music with Oxford University Press and Darcey Press and choral compositions with Santa Barbara Music Publishing. She is organist of First Presbyterian Church, Stillwater, and adjunct instructor of organ at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
If you already have the first volume of Te Velde's Hymn Miniatures, you know the high quality and the imaginative use of hymns by this composer. Each piece is one to two pages in length and either for manuals only or with an easy pedal part - ideal teaching pieces and immediately useable by the student. The practical registration given works on almost any organ, and each miniature sounds ideal on that registration. * Rollin Smith, The American Organist October 2012 * Rebecca Groom te Velde's Hymn Miniatures bring notable ingenuity and skill to the ostensibly routine business of the hymn variation. The tunes are (with one possible exception) well-known in the UK, and every aspect of the volume, from pagination to registration to technical difficulty, has been planned with evident thoughtfulness. Quite apart from their liturgical usefulness, these pieces would make excellent teaching material and even offer templates for the canny teacher of basic improvisation. All are sitable for small instruments, and any organist in occasional or regular need of such material will find the collection invaluable. * Stepen Farr, Choir & Organ, July 2012 *