Opus 1081

Concertino (2014)

for Organ (manuals only; or Harpsichord/Piano)

  • Overture
  • Interlude
  • Canon
  • Toccatina

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 10 min.

Dedication: for James Woodman

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Concertino (2014) is dedicated to James Woodman. The four brief movements form a small suite suitable for chamber organ (or small combinations of voices on a larger instrument) and may be also played on harpsichord or piano. In the opening “Overture”, a fast section in mixed meters is framed by a slower introduction and coda. “Interlude” features a simple modal melody. “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.