This slide show is a recording of Choral and Fugue in D Major for Organ Op. 18 from Six Pieces for Organ Op. 18-23 by Steven Monrotus.
This music is dedicated to the memory of Milwaukee organist John Weissrock with whom its composer studied Organ privately over 20 years
ago. Composed in 2017, this work is a Prelude with two themes paired with a 4-voice Fugue with three countersubjects written in quadruple counterpoint. The exposition of the Fugue is remarkable for having a redundant (5th) entry where the subject
and all three countersubjects are inverted. Its coda also includes the high F and F# in the pedals.
audio clip is computer generated and merely provides an idea of what this music might sound like on the real McCoy.
Quasi was a sensitive artist, a powerhouse of technique, beautifully kind, angelic in his mentorship, and a great teacher. His departure from this life left a hole in the organ world that will never completely mend, and his memory lingers in the hearts
of those who knew him. He never heard this work performed or knew of its existence, but it's certain that it would please him to know that it was written, of solid construction, and written just for him.
Gone but not forgotten.