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979-0-57036-922-5 Ebor Excursions – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£8.95)

Description

Having heard the Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ many times as an undergrad at York, I was delighted to be asked to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this instrument with a new piece. Written in three movements, Ebor Excursions is a celebratory work. The outer movements (Prelude and Dance) are characterised by bustling textures and toccata-like figurations, whereas the middle movement (Nocturne) offers slow, tranquil music, consisting of long melodies and a lilting accompaniment. A simple, rhythmic motif links all three movements; present from the first bar, this musical cell is transformed throughout the entire work, only finding resolution in the final, blazing chord of Dance.  

 

 

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Duration
10 minutes
Premiere

David Goode, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, 16th November 2019, in commemoration of the November 1969 inauguration of the Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ

Scoring
1 Organ

Performances

16 November 2019

Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York - A concert to celebrate the Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ at 50

David Goode (organ)