Cortège de misères - (2011)
A set of long phrases increase in intensity through dynamic, density and register changes to a climax, and then decrease in like manner, as a procession of misery -- one might think of the aftermath of so many wars and the scars left on society -- passes by. The piece ends in the minor, for there is no permanent respite from that human history of misery which are visited upon the innocent, the weak and the guiltless.
4 pages, circa 5' 00" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this organ score.
Cortège de misères