SWEN for "Portativ" Organ

Dedication: "à Carson P. Cooman"

Composed April, 2005

Première : 24 May 2005 Rochester Christian Reformed Church, Rochester, NY, USA. Carson P. Cooman, organ

This little suite of four short pieces for Organ was conceived for a portativ without pedals ((8).8.4.2.mixture) It may also be performed on a large organ, with the condition that the organ should be treated as a Blockwerk .

The performer should not change the registration in the course of each movement (the registrations given may, of course, be changed if necessary). If the performer wishes to play these works on two seperate keyboards, it would be necessary to have the same registration on each keyboard (ie if mixtures on the I, mixtures on the II : reeds on I, reeds on II etc). If the performer is tempted to add an improvised pedal part, the composer would have no problem with that if it were done with taste.

One could also, to be chic, change the order of the pieces in the manner of the works of the 1960s and 1970s, but, between us, would that really be necessary ?...

Jean-Thierry Boisseau

Published by Musik Fabrik Music Publishing

SWEN for Portativ Organ/pour Orgue Positive 995

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