Eternity Regained - (1993)
This work is excerpted from
The Jerusalem Windows, and available separately as a solo work.
The opening gesture is the simple B-D figure to set a sense of tonality in
which B is the extended pedal. Over it, a gesture in the form of a harmonic
palindrome sings, with each repetition extending the breadth of that shape.
As the extended palindrome rises to its high B natural, and adagio chorale
is played out between high and low B, revealing the tonality of E after many
other harmonic potentialities have been touched upon. The chorale visits a
number of non-harmonic yet wholly functional domains distant from the
overall tonic. After the chorale's long lines are complete, a return to the
first palindromic chord progressions occurs and yields to a coda-like fading
away which finishes this gentle work.
"Eternity Regained" MP3 file [ circa 4' 50" ]
The score for Eternity Regained 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.