W.C. MacFarlane: Spring Song (excerpt)

Michael Johnston suggested this excerpt from “Spring Song,” a work for the organ written by Will C. McFarlane in 1914. (It was the second in a pair of works that also included “Reverie”.) This piece was designed to be easily playable by organists with a minimal level of technique such as church organists and community performers. It spans a fairly wide pitch range, and shows how proportional-pitch, chromatic-staff notation systems represent such a wide pitch range from a fairly common instance of traditional notation.

In Traditional Notation

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In Various Alternative Notation Systems

Click the links to see the PDF file for each alternative notation system.

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