Ancient of Days

A Fantasy Scherzo for Organ

Adolphus Hailstork (composer)


  • Organ


Several powerful elements combine to create this striking 11½-minute organ solo. In composing for the AGO chapter of Albany, NY, where Hailstork was raised and became a musician, the composer selected the hymn tune Albany, whose text begins with “Ancient of days...” Hailstork’s fantasy on this imposing melody is built as a chorale prelude, following Bach’s method of creating concert works around phrases from a known sacred melody.
SKU: 113-40046
Duration: 11:30
Dedication: dedicated to the Eastern New York (Albany) Chapter of the AGO
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Page count: 16
UPC: 6-80160-68630-8
ISBN: 978-1-4911-3508-2
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