Toccata and Fugue in C Lydian - (2016)
for Nico Declerck
Arpeggios beginning with the Lydian tonic lie over a long-lined melody in the pedals. With these arches in succession to louder dynamics, each cadences to reinforce the tonic after digressions to some non-harmonic colors.
The three-bar fugue subject shapes the tonic with the raised fourth of the Lydian scale allowing easy movement to the dominant tonal region. Among the episodes are again arpeggios as in the toccata colored in the major chord.
Several "quasi-cadenza" passages and shifts in rhythmic stress serve as fulcrums between sections, and the final coda is set up with parallel major triads after a restatement echoing the toccata.
21 pages, circa 13' 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.
Toccata and Fugue in C Lydian