Fanfare, Voluntary and Fugue in A
two trumpets and organ
Rainer Auberbach gewidmet
two trumpets in B flat and organ, this work is festive in nature. The
fanfare is for all three instruments taken as a Gestalt. the
registrations are intended as relatively simple -- a principal chorus on one
manual, a flute and smaller mixture on a second, pedal of 16' and 8' to
which a 16' reed is sometimes added, and a short bridge to the fugue is
intended for an 8' flute alone as contrast to what went before.
theme of the voluntary is introduced by the organ's gesture, and then the
trumpets and organ in canon make statements at the interval of one measure.
The bright, raised fourth adds a Lydian flavor to the work, while several
digressions to the subdominant ensure the lowered fourth of the tonic major
ensure a counterbalance. A development of gestures follows.
short interlude for organ alone diffuses the forte cadence of the voluntary,
restating and then breaking from the Lydian color within this moment.
fugue theme is stated first in the organ, then second trumpet and finally in
the first trumpet. The theme is accompanied by a second line rooted on A
Lydian, and then visits to a number of related domains follows. This fugue
subject is then stated as a double fugue, the theme from the voluntary
appearing together with it. Textures and gestures from the voluntary act as
pages plus parts, circa 8' 15" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download formatted for both letter and
A4 size paper, though any major commercial performance or recording of the
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Fanfare, Voluntary and Fugue in A - 8½ x 11
score and parts
Fanfare, Voluntary and Fugue in A - A4
score and parts