As I'm going to have a church wedding on the 23rd of June at the 600-year-old Church of the Holy Rude, where James VI of Scotland, and later James I of England, was crowned on 29 July 1567, and our organist and music director Dr John Burnett would play for me whatever I choose, I've decided this morning that I'll have the third movement Scherzoso of Rheinberger's organ sonata No. 8 in E Minor, Op. 132, to conclude the wedding ceremony.
Why? I don't really know. Perhaps I just fancy something like the black comedy The Addams Family, but not too farcical.
Anyway, Rheinberger is really a great composer. His twenty organ sonatas are praised in the Grove's Dictionary
...the most valuable addition to organ music since the time of Mendelssohn. They are characterized by a happy blending of the modern romantic spirit with masterly counterpoint and dignified organ style.I know it may be illegal to distribute a copyrighted audio track online, but I just want you to have a wee taste. Listen to this interesting yet awesome work.
It's just a low-fidelity and incomplete sound clip, and if you really like this work, you can buy the CD.