Music and Texts of Gary Bachlund

 

 

Exordium - (2013)    

for organ


for Carson Cooman

 

A new single manual instrument newly has been built by John Bennett, with two stops, an Italian principal at 8' and a flute of 4'.  As a companion piece to Contemplations imagined for the 8' wooden principal alone, this contrapuntal work is imagined with the short introduction for 8' alone, and then the fugue form modified by a caccia texture as the two voices hand the lead back and forth is imagined for the two stops together, bright and bubbly. In addition to the expected tonal relationships, a short excursion to the mediant major is also included.

 

 

4 pages, circa 4' 45" an MP3 demo is here: 

 

The score for Exordium 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.

 

Exordium