Fugue a la gigue in A Major for Organ Op. 13
Organ - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Steven Monrotus. Contemporary Classical, General Worship, Repertoire, Technique Training, Recital. Score. 9 pages. Published by Steven Monrotus (S0.429025).
Item Number: S0.429025
This work was composed for an organ with 2 manuals and pedals minimum to pay homage to the greatest fugue-writer in history. It would make for an effective encore for a recital, lesson material, or a postlude on special feast days. This is a bold, rhythmic 4-voice dance fugue for full organ treated in triple counterpoint with 2 countersubjects maintained throughout. This piece has a long subject which begins boldly on scale degree 2 and is supplied with a real answer in the dominant. The subject has a central descending sequence which challenges this music to maintain the energy level demanded of a "Jig" Fugue. This tendency for the energy level to drop is counteracted by the entry immediately following the exposition in which the subject and both countersubjects are inverted. This results in an ascending sequence in the subject which raises the energy level and provides a sense of balance. In this entry as the soprano and bass move in contrary motion to each other the inner voices (alto and tenor) move upward in similar motion with the top line, further counteracting any loss of energy. The episodes between entries are also built upon inversions of the subject and countersubjects which further counteracts any loss of energy. The music passes through all nearly related keys, undergoes a stretto, and ends in a very big sound with the addition of 2 more voices. In the final cadence the top line is ornamented with a trill which is written into the notation to facilitate the intended execution. Since the upper auxiliary note precedes it in the melodic line, this trill begins on the note itself. This work moves at a very fast clip but is not fiendishly difficult and will prove to be a toe-tapping crowd-pleaser with wide audience appeal. Length: 126 measures. Duration: 2:17. Composer Bio page: OrganBench.com .
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