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Toccata Chromatica

Organ

By Ad Wammes

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Organ. Composed by Ad Wammes. BH Piano. Classical. Softcover. 20 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060125409. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48022782).

Item Number: HL.48022782

ISBN 085162815X. 9x12 inches.

“Toccata Chromatica” (sub-titled “Echoes of Sweelinck”) was composed especially with the 1671 Pieter Backer organ in the Bonifaciuskerk (St Boniface Church) in Medemblik, Netherlands, in mind. The piece exploits two features of this historic instrument: (1) the 8' Trumpet stop, which does not extend below middle C, and (2) the lack of pedal stops'- the pedals operate entirely as pull-downs from the Hoofdwerk, and they take the leading melodic part at the beginning and at the end on high-pitched stops. A further connection between Toccata Chromatica and the Bonifaciuskerk is that the great Netherlands organist and composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621) was married there, so Ad Wammes has based his piece on Sweelinck's Fantasia Chromatica.

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