Prelude in Copper (2014)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 3.5 min.
Dedication: for Christa Rakich, in memory of her father
Prelude in Copper (2014) was written for organist Christa Rakich in memory of her father, Antone “Tony” Rakich (1929–2014). Tony Rakich was a metallurgist and one of the world’s leading experts on copper. He particularly loved violin music, and this piece thus evokes violinistic textures in its outer sections, in the manner of the North German baroque (though with more contemporary harmonic motion).