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This music is of dense texture which will require slow practice to master (which is so, for ALL repertoire).
None of it is easy, neither is it fiendishly difficult.

The score for the E Major Op. 17 Communion has been taken down pending possible publication.

EIGHT PIECES Cover Page

Cover page for the 8 Pieces.

EIGHT PIECES Contents Page

A listing of the 8 Pieces by title and Opus number.

EIGHT PIECES Suggestions for Performance

Helpful information about the 8 Pieces and how to perform 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 [166 measures]. Advanced.

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 in continuous expansion form paired with an unusually bold, related 4 voice double fugue [157 measures]. Advanced.

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 octave canons and combined at the end [78 measures]. Advanced.

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 exposition [136 measures]. Advanced.

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]. Advanced.

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 [58 measures]. Intermediate.

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 inverts the theme [55 measures]. Intermediate.