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The compositions posted on this blog were inspired by the sound of the historic 1924 IV/53 Kimball Symphonic pipe organ of 143 stops at the Saint Louis Scottish Rite Cathedral (photo right), a fully expressive and flexible instrument equipped with over 3,500 pipes plus traps and percussions.

Twenty Four PIeces for the Organ is a major collection written so that the stretch for the hands is an octave or less.  The individual pieces are solidly constructed and not the kind of music that's likely to disappear after a few years and be replaced with something more up to date.

This music is tuneful, effective, full of ideas, and sure to interest every organist from beginner to intermediate to advanced ... professional, amateur, or student.  Cool

 

TWENTY FOUR PIECES FOR THE ORGAN, OPUS 1-23

 Opus                      Name                                                             Dedication

   1*          Sketch in F major, No. 1                     to a disabled child      

                 Sketch in Bb Major, No. 2                   to a disabled child

   2*          Recessional in D Major                       to my friend Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius

   3*          Processional March in Eb Major       to the memory of my friend Dr. Mario Salvador

   4*          Variations in C Major                          to the memory of my friend Don Baker

   5*          Prelude Internationale in Bb Major   to the memory of Louis Vierne

   6*          Fugue a la gigue in D Major               to the memory of my friend Bill Hulub

   7*          Voluntary in G Major                           to the memory of my friend Edna Cherrick

   8*          Diapason Movement in G Major       to the memory of my friend Bill Hinton

   9*          Choral in d minor                                 to the memory of my friend Robert Barrows

  10          Praeludium and Fugue in d minor     to the memory of my friend Robert Thompson

  11          Prelude and Fugue in c minor            to the memory of my father

  12          Pastorale in Ab Major                          to the memory of my mother

  13          Fugue a la gigue in A Major                to my friend Dr. Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene

  14          Trio in Eb Major                                    to the memory of my friend Dr. Karl Webber

  15          Lied in B Major                                      to the memory of my brother

  16          Canon in Bb Major                                to the memory of my friend Dr. Ramon Harris

  17          Communion in E Major                        to the memory of my friend Anna Koenig

  18          Choral and Fugue in D Major              to my friend John Weissrock           

  19          Toccata and Fugue in F Major            to my friend Dale Zieger

  20          Introduction and Fugue in G Major    to the memory of my friend Henri DeKeersgieter

  21          Fantasia and Fugue in Eb Major         to the memory of my friend Rose Kuenne

  22          Postlude in d minor (-Dorian-)             to my friend Reverend Kevin Weaver

  23          Fugue in g minor                                    to my friend Dr. Todd Howard

                 * 2 Staff, manuals only

A coil bound hard copy of this major collection has been compiled into a booklet (photo below) with laminated front and back covers and donated to the Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists housed in the School of Theology of Boston University.  The mission of the Organ Library there is to collect, preserve, and make available to scholars and performers its holding of works for the organ and any related literature or important archival information.

Three additional copies have been donated to the Cathedral of the Scottish Rite in Saint Louis, Missouri, for its library, its organist, and its Consistory. The booklet has also been donated to Vilnius University Saint John's Church in Vilnius, Lithuania c/o Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius, and to Dale Zieger of Hart, Michigan.

The following additional works have been composed since this first major collection was completed; in this collection the stretch for the hands is also an octave or less:

FOUR PRELUDES AND FUGUES FOR THE ORGAN, Op. 24-27

   24          Prelude and Fugue in e minor               to my friend Jack Jenkins

   25          Prelude and Fugue in a minor               to my friend Marlin Mackley

   26          Prelude and Fugue in b minor               to my friend Reverend James Fiete

   27          Prelude and Fugue in F Major               to the memory of my friend Edna Cherrick