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Praeludium in stylus fantasticus (2006)
Praeludium is modelled on the large-scale works of North European
organists contemporary with Dietrich Buxtehude. The use of symbolic
motives and rhetorical gesture in the music retains the spirit of
stylus fantasticus composition; at the same time it affords the
performer complete freedom to register the music according to the
disposition of the organ on which he plays. The work is intended
for performance on an historic organ with manual compass C-d'''
(although performance on a modern instrument is equally fitting).
I have tried to preserve the strict use of contrapuntal rules within
a contemporary harmonic language, in an attempt to capture the alchemy
of formal structures inspired by 'Golden Section' proportions.
Work for solo organ
Duration: about 8 minutes / 16 pages spiral-bound with covers
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Praeludium : Preface