Opus 1081

Concertino (2014)

for Organ

  • Overture
  • Canon
  • Toccatina

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 7 min.

Dedication: for James Woodman

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Concertino (2014) for organ is dedicated to James Woodman. The three brief movements form a small suite suitable for chamber organ (or small combinations of voices on a larger instrument). In the opening “Overture”, a fast section in mixed meters is framed by a slower introduction and coda. “Canon” is a strict example of that form with a lyrical melodic voice. The final “Toccatina” owes something to the music of Hugo Distler, though with an American harmonic vocabulary.