Toccata and Fugue in E flat Dorian - (2016)   

for organ


The Dorian mode, minor with it lowered sixth and seventh tones, is stated in the diminished vi7 chord, which functions so easily as an ersatz tonic minor with the added sixth. Flourishes separate opening harmonic statements, and then the toccata takes shape in various episodes.




The toccata ends quietly, and the first statement of the subject in the pedal with flourishes as punctuation, ending as a solo statement comes at the Adagio ma non troppo. The fugue then taken up in the right hand at the Adagietto, and countersubjects are used to decorate, as well as a citation as mensural canon in the pedal. A second countersubject then receives its own short fugal treatment, and at the close forms a double fugue form which ends the work.





10 pages, circa 9' 00" 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 E flat Dorian