Überblick:Pressestimmen The principle behind OUP's invaluable collection of seasonal music is spelled out as clearly as one could wish in the Introduction: it sets out to provide 'quality music based on well-known hymn tunes for church organists' and in this endeavour it is singularly successful . . . All the pieces are sensibly laid out and registered for an instrument of average resources and make no more technical demands than a player capable of an assured performance of an Orgalbuchlein prelude should be able to accommodate. . . Forms and methods of thematic transformation are imaginatively varied. . . and players may find that the editorial encouragement to interpret pieces in a range of ways extends the usefulness of the volume even further. Overall this constitutes a welcome and (in the best sense) functional addition to the liturgical organistas seasonal armoury. * Stephen Farr Choir & Organ November 2014 * Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende 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. David Blackwell read music and studied the organ at Edinburgh University where he gained his FRCO and for many years worked in music publishing becoming Head of Music Publishing at Oxford University Press. He has published anthems and carols with OUP is co-editor of Carols for Choirs 5 (2011) and has published organ pieces in Oxford Service Music for Organ (OUP 2010) compiled and edited by Anne Marsden Thomas. He is also co-writer of OUP's award-winning String Time books.