Richard Lambert Music

Recessional march in G major (Op.29 No.3)

A triumphant organ voluntary with a recurrent hymn-like main theme

This piece, suitable as concluding music for a ceremonial occasion, is in five sections: A B A1 C A2.

The recurring main theme, hymn-like in style, has a different two-bar ending for each of the three hearings. The first episode is in E minor, and is largely set over a tonic pedal. The second episode, in C major, is presented twice, and gently parodies Elgar with the nobilmente second hearing an octave higher.

The piece would also be suitable for shortening to A B A, ending at bar 36.


  1. 15 April 2012 at Kampong Kapor Methodist church, Singapore
  2. 22 April 2012 at Trinity Methodist Church, Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore
  3. 5 August 2012 at Harringworth Church, Northamptonshire
  4. 6 October 2012, at the Karmi (Karaman) village church, near Kyrenia, North Cyprus, played by the composer
  5. 3 November 2012 at the wedding of Sophie and Ian at St Andrew’s Church, Lyddington, Rutland
  6. 16 August 2014 at the wedding of Francesca and James, St Andrew's Church, Lyddington, Rutland
  7. 3 May 2015 at Harringworth Church, Northamptonshire
  8. 26 August 2018 Eucharist service at Uppingham Parish Church, Rutland, UK.


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