Sheet Music: Score
Imprimatur : toccata for grand organ / Natalie Williams.
by Natalie Williams (2014)
This piece was written to showcase the capabilities of a large organ, encompassing the wide range and scope of colours available within the instrument.
Using the Toccata genre, the work maintains a steady rhythmic pulse and melodic activity, while exploring the extremes of range, dynamics, timbre and texture as the piece develops.
An Imprimatur (Lat. Let it be printed) is a license authorising a publication. The term is interpreted here as a musical "endorsement" of the organ, as it begins a second life as an instrument of importance in South Australian cultural life.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (10p. -- A4 (landscape))
Duration: 6 mins
First performance by Dominic Perissinotto — 30 Aug 14. Organ Tanunda Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, South Australia
Includes programme notes.
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
In style and structure this work is modelled on Graeme Koehne’s 1983 Toccata Aurora, as an homage piece.
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