Opus 1187

Two Mantras (2017)

for Organ

  • Meditation (In paradisum)
  • Postludium (Deo gratias)

Duration: 10 min.

Dedication: for Felix Bräuer

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Two Mantras (2017) are dedicated to Felix Bräuer. A mantra is a repeated word or phrase, often chanted or sung in the manner of a prayer. These two organ pieces explore the concept musically, each extensively employing repeated patterns: both direct repetition and repetition with small variation.

“Meditation (In paradisum)” is very quiet and extremely serene. Floating harmonies in the hands gradually shift while a slow line in the pedal slowly descends. “Postludium (Deo gratias)” sets up a perpetual motion toccata through which the harmonies change and are repeated.