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Ten Chorale Preludes

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Max Reger

Max Reger (arr. Philip Sparke)

General Info

Year: 1914 / 2002
Duration: c.
Difficulty: II-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Organ
Publisher: de haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €110.00   |   Score Only (print) - €24.00


1. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
2. Abide with Thy Grace
3. In My Hour of Need I Call to Thee
4. A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
5. Lord Jesus Christ, Turn to Us
6. Blessed Jesus, We Are Here
7. Now Thank We All Our God
8. O Sacred Head, Sore Wounded
9. From Heaven Above, I Come Down
10. Farewell, I Say to You


Full Score
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass


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Program Notes

Max Reger composed many works for organ, and these ten magnificent short chorales translate beautifully to the concert band idiom. The lush harmonies and rich contrapuntal lines made these popular liturgical works in their day, and make them work very well for band warm-ups to develop intonation, balance and blend.

- Program Note by publisher

During his short lifetime Max Reger (1873-1916) was a prolific composer with many of his best known works being composed for organ. The ten chorale preludes in this selection are from his set of Thirty Short Chorale Preludes Op. 135a composed as short voluntaries for liturgical use rather than for recitals. In these arrangements Philip Sparke has kept this in mind, and each prelude can be performed with minimal instrumentation for those occasions where a small band is needed. They also make great pieces for band warm-ups or studies in intonation, sound and balance.

- Program Note from de haske Music

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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