Prelude and Fugue for Organ, Op.9 (Van Hoorick, Geert)




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Geert Van Hoorick (2014/12/9)

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Work Title Prelude and Fugue in C minor for Organ
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Composer Van Hoorick, Geert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.9
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGV 24
Key C minor
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2002
First Publication. 2006
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation organ

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  • This neo-romantic Prelude and Fugue is my earliest attempt at writing for the organ. It dates from 2002 and has been revised several times. It is the former 1st prelude & fugue (which has been replaced by a new one) from a set of three, now at Op. 66. 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. Although in the latest version the fugue is playable, it remains very difficult (perhaps not as difficult as Reger but nevertheless). The digital performance in Sibelius 5 with Garritan Personal Orchestra (not Hauptwerk) gives, besides the registration indications, a scant indication of the sound I want. Score moving video on my YouTube-channel.