Serenade – Bourgeois

Title
Serenade by Derek Bourgeois (b.1941)

Notes
Derek Bourgeois wrote this Serenade for his own wedding, to be palyed by the organist as the guests left the ceremony. Not wishing to allow them the luxury of proceeding in an orderly 2/4, the composer wrote the work in 11/8, and in case anyone felt too comfortable, he changed it to 13/8 in the middle! The work has now been released in a number of different orchestaions of the original version for organ. This delightful minature ha entered the repertoire throughout the world.