All the news from Great Stave May 2021



John Bartlett's new piece for piano is Garden Open Today which reflects the current passion for visiting gardens. Click on the image opposite for details.

Several full length pieces of John Bartlett's organ, piano and vocal music have been placed on YouTube. Click on the image opposite for playlists. Currently, The Admiral's March, Adagio espressivo and Elegy for organ are loaded,  The Sunken Garden for piano, the songs Sky and Reflections and the musical number Too Hot!



Autumn Shades is a new short organ piece from John Bartlett. Its gentle harmonic progression contemplates the changing hues of Autumn. It is arranged for a three manual organ but may be played on two. It is included in Vol. 2 of John's complete Organ Works.


Four Bagatelles is an organ transcription by John Bartlett of piano music by the Norwegian composer Signe Lund-Skabo that reflects traditional folk dances. These four delightful pieces are from the Op.15 suite of Little Norwegian Pieces. Click on the image for details. As the original piano pieces are now out-of-print, Great Stave has reproduced them and they are available from this site. A Norwegian language version and a transcription by John for organ are also available. See the piano and the organ sections.



John Bartlett's fourth musical The Game Show is now hot off the press and available for performance. In three Acts the show explores the hopes and fears of four contestants as they compete for cash prizes. For the TV producers the brand new show, entitled You Bet!, needs to be a success but will things go according to plan?


John Bartlett has produced a new song for low voice and piano entitled My Father's Field. It is another setting of one of Ian Emberson's poems and will suit a bass voice admirably. Click on the image opposite for details.


John Bartlett's The Admiral's March was written for last year's 75th. anniversary of the National Trust's acquisition of Hatchlands Park and the sheet music is available now from the organ section of this site. All sales will go towards the refurbishment fund for the Walker organ. Click on the image opposite for details of the Organ Appeal. A full recording may be heard on the YouTube site (see above). A piano version is also available. See the piano section of this site.

The house is now closed until 17th. May, but the grounds remain open. John will once again be playing the organ for visitors to the house on certain days from May to October.

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