Toccata and Fugue in D Dorian - (2016)   

for organ


The Dorian mode, minor with it lowered sixth and seventh tones, is outlined in the opening statements, with flights of arpeggios and rhythmic gestures further reinforcing.




The toccata ends in the tonic, as at measure 91, with an a piacere episode stating the raised seventh which is outside the mode, and unusual here in its appearance. Thereafter the fugue subject is stated with an accompanying voice beginning at the Andante ma non troppo. When the span of an octave and larger in the hands is reached, a written-in meno mosso allows time for the gesture, something not necessary in the entrances in the pedal.




8 pages, circa 7' 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 D Dorian