Entrata, Elevation and Fugue in F major - (2010)
for James Walker, All Saints Church, Pasadena
Parallel staccato triads and over a tonic pedal open this work, for the more brilliant registrations of an organ, and after this opening gambit, at measure 24 a solo voice sings out its lightly syncopated melody over a moving pedal line. A return to the opening follows with cadenza like cadences thereafter.
The meter changes from 6/8 to 3/4 as the manuals alone take up a contrasting section with dotted staccato gestures in the interior voices, followed by a return to the solo melody earlier heard and then a brilliant cadence on the tonic.
The fugue subject is punctuated with a syncopated single note in the pedal, and then joined by a second voice in the runs. An answer comes in the dominant, and the subject plays out with even a short quote in parallel triads to echo the opening gesture.
7 pages, circa 5' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score for Entrata, Elevation and Fugue in F major 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.
Entrata, Elevation and Fugue in F major