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Thanks so much for stopping by, and please accept any of these recital worthy scores, they're available here as a free download for your own personal use.  Cool

A title page, contents page, suggestions for performance, and other helpful information also have been put together for your use [See Below].

These scores may be studied with advantage by comparing them with their descriptions posted on the blog/archive, which are also available for free download.

Many famous names such as Bach, Franck, Widor, and others, revised their works leaving us with an example to follow.  Some of these 24 scores therefore have undergone revision over time.  The versions approved by the composer are electronically archived only on this blog.  They may be printed front and back by most operating programs, thus conserving paper, and the hard copies taken to any graphics/printing company and bound with a plastic coil binding and laminated front and back covers for reasonable cost (photo).  This creates a quality book of handy sheet music which will lay flat on the rack and last for many years to come.

NOTE:  The composer (copyright owner) grants permission to any individual to download, print, photocopy, distribute, or have bound any or all of the copyrighted scores of the compositions posted on this web site for their own personal use or the personal use of other individuals, for instruction, or for public performance, whether for profit or otherwise; the publishing for profit, or the altering and/or selling, of these scores by any individual or business, without the express written permission of the copyright owner, is prohibited.

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Organists are always looking for new music, and, besides being written so that the stretch for the hands is an octave or less, this is not the type of music that's likely to disappear after a few years and be replaced by something more up to date.

There's a couple of bold "jig" Fugues here (good crowd pleasers very appropriate for encores at recitals), a rapid-fire French Romantic Toccata (photo) paired with a related Fugue, an energetic Prelude paired with a bold related double Fugue, a multi-sectional north German toccata (Praeludium) paired with a related Fugue, a Choral paired with a bold related Fugue, an Introduction and related Fugue, a Fantasia and related Fugue, a big set of Variations, some nice quiet pieces, a Pastorale employing a variety of canons, a spirited Processional March, a rousing Recessional, a bold Postlude (fugue) in D Dorian mode, a shorter stand alone Fugue, and a couple of technical etudes entitled Trio and Canon.

All new organ music like this is to be performed with modern piano-based legato technique punctuated with other types of manual touch when appropriate, employing substitution, glissando, and heel-and-toe pedalling [See blog, Touch, Parts I-V, Contemporary Performance]. 

These scores are archived and available for free download on this page and its subpages, they're doing all kinds of different things in different ways, they're important for you to have, they'll help you, and you'll have fun with them.  It's a smorgasbord here with something for everyone.  Cool

TWENTY FOUR PIECES Cover Page

Cover page for the 24 scores.

TWENTY FOUR PIECES Contents Page

A listing of the 24 scores by Opus number.

TWENTY FOUR PIECES Suggestions for Performance

Helpful information about the 24 scores and how to register them.

Praeludium and Fugue in d minor Op. 10 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts V, XXII]

This big work dedicated to the memory of my friend Robert Thompson is a multi-sectional north German organ toccata paired with a related 4 voice fugue with 2 countersubjects [165 measures]. Difficult.

Prelude and Fugue in c minor Op. 11 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts VI, XIII]

This big work dedicated to the memory of my father is an energetic prelude paired with a bold, related 4 voice double fugue which combines both subjects and countersubjects [144 measures]. Difficult.

Pastorale in Ab Major Op. 12 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part VII]

Dedicated to the memory of my mother, this work has 2 themes, one being playful, which are worked in a variety of canons and are combined at the end [78 measures]. Difficult.

Fugue a la gigue in A Major Op. 13 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part VIII]

Dedicated to my friend Dr. Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene, this bold, 4 voice "jig" fugue for full organ has 2 countersubjects and an unusual redundant entry in the opening [136 measures]. Difficult.

Trio in Eb Major Op. 14 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part IX]

This 3 voice study in technique dedicated to the memory of my friend Dr. Karl Webber assigns a single voice to each hand and the feet and works the entire pedalboard [84 measures]. Difficult.

Lied in B Major Op. 15 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part X]

This quiet work dedicated to the memory of my brother is a trio framed on both sides by the same cradle song theme harmonized in 4 parts which ends peacefully [56 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Canon in Bb Major Op. 16 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part XI]

This 3 voice contrapuntal study dedicated to the memory of my friend Dr. Ramon Harris consists of 4 separate 3 voice canons, one of which is in inverse movement [55 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Communion in E Major Op. 17 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part XII]

This quiet communion song dedicated to the memory of my friend Anna Koenig treats a peaceful theme in ternary (ABA) form using repeat bars, canons, and the theme's inverse [57 measures]. Easy.

Choral and Fugue in D Major Op. 18 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts XIV, XV]

This big work dedicated to my friend John Weissrock consists of 2 themes each worked in 2 voice canon, then in combination, and a bold 4 voice fugue with 2 countersubjects [122 measures]. Difficult.

Toccata and Fugue in F Major Op. 19 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts XIX, XXIII]

This big work dedicated to my friend Dale Zieger is a rapid fire French Romantic organ toccata in crescendo style paired with a related 4 voice fugue with 2 countersubjects [163 measures]. Difficult.

Introduction and Fugue in G Major Op. 20 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts XIX, XXIV]

This big work dedicated to the memory of my friend Henri DeKeersgieter is a 4 voice fugue with 2 countersubjects preceded by a 3 part imitative passage in free form [130 measures]. Difficult.

Fantasia and Fugue in Eb Major Op. 21 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Parts XXV, XXVI]

This work dedicated to the memory of my friend Rose Kuenne is a 4 voice fugue with 2 countersubjects preceded by a piece in free form which employs material from the fugue [140 measures]. Difficult.

These scores were inspired by the sound of the historic 1924 IV/53 Kimball Symphonic organ of the Cathedral of the Scottish Rite in Saint Louis, Missouri [See menu bar, Photos 3], a fully expressive and truly musical instrument of 143 speaking stops.