This slide show is a computer generated recording of Choral and Fugue in D Major for Organ Op. 18 from Seven Pieces for Organ Op. 18-23 by Steven Monrotus.
Dedicated to the memory
of Milwaukee organist John Weissrock, this work is a prelude with two themes paired with a 4-voice Fugue with three countersubjects and 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 being computer generated merely provides an idea of what this music might sound like on the real McCoy.
Weissrock was a sensitive artist, a powerhouse of technique, a beautifully kind and angelic soul, a remarkable mentor to many, 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 his many students, friends, and admirers. He never heard this work performed and left this world without knowing of its existence, but it's certain that it would please him to know that it was written with him in mind, in grateful
Gone but not forgotten.