Opus 1170

Two Fantasias (2016)

for Organ

Carson Cooman, organ

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 12 min.

Dedication: for Raimund Schächer

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Two Fantasias (2016) are contrasting pieces that develop some of the same musical material in different guises. They are dedicated to Raimund Schächer. “Fantasia solenne” explores an atmosphere throughout that is bittersweet: warm and sad. “Fantasia pro organo pleno” is majestic and energetic music for the organ’s full chorus.

(These pieces may be performed effectively on nearly any organ, from a large romantic cathedral-style instrument with many stops (and a rich 16′ chorus) to a small single-manual organ with only a few stops. The pedal part requires a range of only 13 notes (C–C) and thus the music can be played on instruments with only a bottom octave of pedals. These fantasias may be also played on organs tuned in unequal temperaments.)