Passacaglia, Op.54 (Van Hoorick, Geert)




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Work Title Passacaglia for organ
Alternative. Title Passacaglia pour orgue
Composer Van Hoorick, Geert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.54
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGV 20
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2011
First Performance. 2015, Adam G. Singleton, New York
First Publication. 2011
Dedication Adam G. Singleton
Average DurationAvg. Duration 4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Pipe Organ

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The Passacaglia for organ is based on a 5-bar bas theme in a sarabande-like rhythm in 3/4, that is repeated 19 times. The piece is dedicated to Adam G. Singleton, Organist and Director of Music at Church of the Holy Child Jesus (R.C.) in Richmond Hill, New York, who gived it its first public performance in 2015. 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. Score moving video on my YouTube-channel.