Toccata and Musette, Op.31 (Van Hoorick, Geert)

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Geert Van Hoorick (2013/10/22)

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Work Title Toccata & Musette
Alternative. Title
Composer Van Hoorick, Geert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2008
First Performance. Unperformed
First Publication. 2008
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Pipe Organ

Misc. Comments

This is a Toccata for organ, with a Musette as middle section. Registration indications (based upon the Hauptwerk sound set of the Mutin / Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Notre Dame in Metz) are intended as a help and are mainly notated as in late French romantic organ music (Widor, Vierne). In 2017 I have revised the piece, checking every registration indication and every bar and I can assure that the piece is entirely playable and that it will sound great if you follow my registration indications. The recording (digital performance in Sibelius 5 with Garritan Personal Orchestra, not Hauptwerk, of the former version of 2011) gives, besides the registration indications, a scant indication of the sound I want.