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Suite in F (2017)

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2017
12 min.

Organ

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Program Notes
“Suite in F” (2017) is dedicated to organist Philip Hartmann (Ulm, Germany). The first movement, Praeambulum, begins with F’s as descending octaves followed by a rising scalar passage. This theme returns throughout the movement and also serves to provide the harmonic material for the intervening episodes. The second movement, Ground, unfolds over a repeating bass line, beginning with a spare two-part texture (that returns near the end) and increasing in harmonic density. The third movement, Fantasia, begins in F and introduces its two basic musical ideas: a fanfare-like march figure and a pattern of quickly alternating 3rds. The music moves through several modal areas before reaching an exultant conclusion.
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Erik Simmons