free downloadable organ music

This page is currently under development.  It contains downloadable PDF files of organ music.  There are still a few settings that haven't been loaded in yet.

The music is free to download, print, share and perform, but is still under copyright; you must leave the copyright notice on any printed or shared copies. 

To view the music, click on the name of the tune you are interested in.  (As you hover over the link, the name of the text that I associate most closely with that tune appears.)  When the pages appear, you can download or print them using the tools supplied by Adobe.

My music background is 32 years as organist at various Lutheran churches, 5 years as music instructor and professor at Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota and Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia.  I've had organ music published by MorningStar, Augsburg-Fortress, Concordia, and others that I'll get around to listing later.  I was winner of the AGO Organ Composition Competition in 2002 (What Wondrous Love Is This, O My Soul, premiered by Alan Morrison and published by Hinshaw) and was commissioned to write a piece for the 2006 National Convention in Chicago (People, Look East!, premiered by Aaron David Miller and published by MorningStar).   I Sing the Birth, a setting for SATB and harp of a Ben Jonson text, was a winner of the 2000 Welcome Christmas Carol Contest, premiered by VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle conducting.  I studied organ with Paul Manz, Heinrich Fleischer, and Robert Glasgow, and composition with Dominick Argento, Paul Fetler, Jan Bender, and Alex Lubet.

Emily

Chorale Preludes

AN WASSERFLÜSSEN BABYLON -- see SUFFERER
AR HYD Y NOS (ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT)
BALM IN GILEAD

BURLEIGH
CHRISTE, DU LAMM GOTTES (manualiter)
CHRISTE, DU LAMM GOTTES (trio)
CONVERSE
DEJLIG ER DEN HIMMEL BLAU
DEO GRACIAS

DIE GÜLDNE SONNE (easier: chorales 1, 2 & 3, variation 2) 

DIE GÜLDNE SONNE (more difficult: variations 1, 3 & 4) 
DUNLAP'S CREEK 

ELLERS
EVENTIDE
FOUNDATION
FREU DICH SEHR
GETHSEMANE

HANOVER 
HANSON PLACE 
HERZLIEBSTER JESU

HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING
IN BABILONE
INNOCENTS
ISTE CONFESSOR

ITALIAN HYMN (MOSCOW)
JESU KREUZ, LEIDEN UND PEIN
JESU, MEINE ZUVERSICHT
KREMSER
LLANFAIR
LIEBSTER JESU, WIR SIND HIER

LORD, REVIVE US
MENDELSSOHN in G          MENDELSSOHN in F
NAAR MIT ODE
NEW BRITAIN
NOEL NOUVELET
O LAMM GOTTES -- see WERE YOU THERE
O QUANTA QUALIA

O WELT, ICH MUSS DICH LASSEN  
SLANE

ST. CHRISTOPHER -- see WEARY LAND
ST. CLEMENT
ST. CRISPIN        

ST. DENIO
STEPHANOS

STILLE NACHT
SUFFERER and AN WASSERF
LÜSSEN BABYLON
TERRA PATRIS
THE FIRST NOWELL

UN FLAMBEAU
VREUCHTEN
WALTON

WEARY LAND and ST. CHRISTOPHER 
WERE YOU THERE and O LAMM GOTTES
WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET (prelude)  
WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET (aria)  
WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET (fugue)  

Concert works
 
FANTASIA ON DEEP RIVER  
FANTASIA ON GABRIEL'S MESSAGE  
VISIONS OF EZEKIEL: THE WHEEL IN THE FIRE  
VISIONS OF EZEKIEL: THE LOFTY CEDAR  
VISIONS OF EZEKIEL: SHEPHERD OF ISRAEL  
VISIONS OF EZEKIEL: WATERS OF THE TEMPLE  
AT THE ROUND EARTH'S IMAGINED CORNERS (organ and trumpet)  
     TRUMPET PART  

Other works for organ and instrument
 
LASSET UNS MIT JESUM ZIEHEN (organ and violin)  
     VIOLIN PART  
WORD INCARNATE (organ and violin)  
     VIOLIN PART
PERSONET HODIE (organ and oboe)  
     OBOE PART