Anne Marsden Thomas MBE
Anne Marsden Thomas MBE

Books written, co-written or edited by Anne

Organ Practice RSCM 1993

This book guides organ students in the art of practising.   

The Church Year Cramer Music 1996, in partnership with Ann Elise Smoot

A collection of liturgically useful pieces for Grades 2-6 from 3 centuries for all the major church festivals and seasons.  Almost all the pieces are on tunes recognisable by the average UK congregation. 

A Graded Anthology For Organ: Book 1: A Practical Guide To Playing The Organ Cramer Music 1997

Used together with the graded books of music (books 2-5 in the series) this textbook offers a complete training method.  All the examples in this book are from books 2-5, while the study notes in books 2-5 reference the information in this textbook.  Students buy this textbook plus books 2, 3, 4 or 5, whichever suits their starting point.  The textbook covers four main areas: registration, musical expression, technique and the art of practising.

A Graded Anthology For Organ:  Books 2-5 Cramer Music 1997

Books 2-5 in this series correspond exactly to ABRSM grades.  A collection of original organ music from many centuries with detailed study notes for each piece.

The Organist’s Hymnbook Cramer Music 2000

A fully comprehensive tutor in playing hymns with over 160 hymn arrangements in graded levels of difficulty. The method also includes a complete instruction in pedalling illustrated with photographs.

Oxford Service Music for Organ Oxford University Press 2010/2011

Attractive, tuneful repertoire in two new sets of graded anthologies, the first set (3 volumes) for manuals only, the second set (3 volumes) for manuals and pedals.  Major collection of organ music for students, players, and church musicians of all levels and abilities. Each book groups pieces according to service needs: Preludes, Interludes, Processionals and Postludes.

Pieces edited afresh to present music clearly and practically for players, with registration and tempo suggestions for each piece.  Presented in a graded collection: 

Pedalling for Organists Cramer Music 2014

A complete book on organ pedalling, addressing every player, from beginner to advanced.  The technique of organ pedalling is broken down into 37 chapters, each of which introduces a different aspect of pedalling technique with clear explanations and colour photographs.  There are hundreds of exercises, mostly drawn from three centuries of organ repertoire.

Oxford Bach Books for Organ (edited by Anne Marsden Thomas) Oxford University Press 2014

Each lightweight, compact volume in this major series contains a general introduction with advice on registration, fingering and footing, touch and articulation and ornamentation.  There are also concise notes on each piece by renowned Bach scholar Professor Russell Stinson, addressing source issues, structure, and symbolism, and including information on the original hymn melody and text on which the chorale preludes are based.  5 books, 2 for manuals only and 3 for manuals and pedals; each set in graded order.




















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