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


In Various Alternative Notation Systems

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

Audio– Listen to the Excerpt