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Peter Maxwell Davies: Sonata For Organ

By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Organ (Organ)
Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Music Sales America. Classical. Book [Softcover]. Composed 1999. 32 pages. Music Sales #CH55477. Published by Music Sales (HL.14008416).

Item Number: HL.14008416

9.0x12.0x0.132 inches.

This essentially contemplative work in four movements is based on a plainsong fragment from the Lamentations of Jeremiah, traditionally sung on Maundy Thursday in the ceremonies spiralling down to the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday. First performed in June 1982 by Richard Hughes, to whom the work is dedicated.

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  • January 03, 2009 A Powerful Monument of Organ Repertoire

    This four movement Sonata takes as a starting point plainsong for the Lamentations of Jerimiah and rises to an Earth-shattering climax. However, this work is not for the feint of heart, nor even for the hardy advanced performer - virtuoso technique is stretched to the near limit in the final...

    movement. If you are one of the few who can manage it, the end result will be a powerful musical experience well worth the effort.

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