Introduction and Ricercare - (2023)   

for organ


As events in life lead one, I came upon an improvisation of a fugue for organ by David Briggs, the theme to which I adapted for a Ricercare. The theme in the natural minor leads to the mediant, and as such the repetitions of this subject appear not only in the tonic minor, but also mediant and submediant major as well as the dominant minor, with varying contrapuntal gestures to support the form. From G minor, it cadences finally with a grand major chord.


5 pages, circa 5' 30" 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.


Introduction and Ricercare