Prelude in D
Fraser Gartshore’s most popular composition for organ.
Prelude in D is a composition based around a modern German hymn “ob ich sitze oder stehe”, itself a snappy, up-tempo hymn, but given the Anglican improvisation treatment here. After a soft start, the piece builds gradually to full organ before ending with a soft reprise of the main theme.
Suitable for church services and concerts.
Difficulty level: some large chords, otherwise not difficult.
Here’s a link to the recording made in Gackenbach: https://youtu.be/wH63VADljNk?t=454