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Prelude & Fugue in D Major for Organ Op. 28

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By Steven Monrotus

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Organ - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Steven Monrotus. Contemporary Classical, General Worship, Repertoire, Technique Training, Recital. 13 pages. Published by Steven Monrotus (S0.428031).

Item Number: S0.428031

This work was composed for an organ with 2 manuals and pedals minimum.  It would make for not only effective recital and lesson material but a place could be easily found for it in the worship service where it might serve as a general prelude, with the fugue possibly reserved for the postlude.  The Prelude itself begins and is constructed as would be an improvisation in 6 parts on a single free theme (a method favored by Louis Vierne), only in compressed (shortened) form.  Its theme is taken from the Fugue's 3rd countersubject which provides a very strong sense of unity to the entire work.  The 2nd entry of the theme and a portion of the development are treated as a 3 part canon at the octave.  The 3rd and final entry of the theme is harmonized chromatically with a celeste stop drawn and ends very quietly in 6 voices on a tonic chord with an added 6th and double pedal.  The related 4 voice Fugue which follows is written in quadruple counterpoint with 3 countersubjects maintained throughout.  Its subject begins on scale degree 1 and is supplied with a real answer in the dominant.  Here the 1st countersubject is derived by inverting the subject from the F Major Op. 27 Fugue.  After passing through all nearly related keys during which all 3 countersubjects appear in the bass at least once the music finishes with great finality in 8 voices with a double pedal.  In this work the stretch for the hands is kept at an octave or less.  Registration suggestions along with indications for hand division are included with the score.  Length:  147 measures.  Duration:  6:04.  Composer Bio page:  .

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