Marche Religieuse, WoO 1 (Merkel, Gustav Adolf)

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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, Ewer & Co., n.d.(1889). Plate 6818.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. 1889 estimate from first apparent appearance (mention, advertisement, review, etc.) of this work (the accompanying 2 Preludes WoO4 also are advertised) in some journal (in this case Novello ad in September 1 1889 Musical Times, p.572.)
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Work Title Marche Religieuse
Alternative. Title
Composer Merkel, Gustav Adolf
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGM 23
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Moderato)
First Publication. 1889 or earlier
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Organ

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The score bears the opus number 176 No. 2 (while Novello gives the 2 Preludes, WoO 4 opus 176 No. 1, ignoring the Fantasia already having that Opus number.)
However, in Paul Janssen's catalogue of Merkel's organ works ("Gustav Merkel: Ein Bild seines Lebens und Wirkens" (Leipzig, 1886)), it's listed as a work without opus number.
See Magdalene Saal's "G. A. Merkel: Leben und Orgelwerk" for more info (pages 348 and 408).