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Fanfare, Chaconne and Sortie

By Franklin Ashdown

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Organ - Late Intermediate
Composed by Franklin Ashdown (1942-). Organ Solo. H.W. Gray Saint Cecilia Series. Form: Fanfare. Sheet. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.GSTC9620).

Item Number: AP.GSTC9620

ISBN 0769242111.

Here's a great three-movement work that can be performed as a suite or with the movements played independently. The Fanfare is brief, yet creates a brilliant opening with bright, fanfare-type rhythms ending with full chords. The Chaconne is a melodic movement primarily in 6/4 with a flowing melody accompanied by a moving left hand and a simple pedal part. The group ends with a full Sortie involving full chords and a rhythmic right hand. Triplet patterns lead to the full chords and full organ at the climatic conclusion.
List/syllabus: Federation Festivals 2014-2016.