All the news from Great Stave Oct. 2021



John Bartlett has arranged two new songs for male voice and piano based on his 13-part song cycle Message from Distant Shores. These are I Am The Boy for Tenor and Piano and I Have Painted The Sea for Baritone and Piano. 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!



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. 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'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.

John will once again be playing the Music Room organ for visitors to the house on certain days until October 31st.

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