Paraphrase on a Motive of Andreas Willscher (2017)
Carson Cooman, organ
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 7 min.
Dedication: for Philip Hartmann
Recorded on Zephyr: Music for Organ by Carson Cooman (2018)
Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Hamburg Organbook"
Performance materials available from the publisher.
Paraphase on a Motive of Andreas Willscher (2017) is dedicated to German organist Philip Hartmann (based for many years in Ulm). The work is a paraphrase/fantasy on a motive by the German composer Andreas Willscher (b. 1955). The motive comes from Willscher’s Postludium (from 76 Inventions, 2006).
The motive is developed freely across several sections: a grand, majestic passage that returns several times, a “récit de cornet,” and a toccata.