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The score of the Toccata, Dancing On The Moon and De Profundis are 15 each. A score of  the Transcriptions, Short Pieces or a Suite are 25 each.


TOCCATA   

I composed this Piece in 2012 and it has a duration of approximately 8.5 minutes which is unusually long for a toccata. This extended work is conceived on mammoth proportions opening with a rapid melodic figuration in the pedal accompanied by moving chords. There then follows a succession of florid passages on the manuals accompanied by canons in the pedal interspersed with episodes using modal melodies again in canon. This material is again repeated with variations culminating in a tumultuous coda. (YouTube)
 

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DANCING ON THE MOON

Dancing on the Moon" for organ pedal solo. I composed this work to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Neil Armstrong being the first man to walk upon the Moon on the 20th July 1969. It takes the form of a highly rhythmical dance interjected with a majestic quasi plainsong refrain.

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ORGAN SUITE NO 1

Perfect Gardens

Berceuse

Choral Fragment

Endings
(YouTube)
 


ORGAN SUITE NO 2

Paraphonic Fanfare

Elegy

A Rainy Day

Prayer

Christmas Carillon
 

 

 

ORGAN SUITE NO 3
Listen to a complete performance of my Organ Suite No. 3 played by Carson Cooman who is a composer and international concert organist from Harvard. USA.

Spring Song

The Last Reflection of a Year

Choral Variations


Truetune
 

 

ORGAN SUITE NO 4

Summer  (SoundCloud)

Sanctum (SoundCloud)

Serenity

Sonnet



 

 

ORGAN SUITE NO 5

Sol Solis Gaudium

March

Dance for Vincent

A Piece for Christmas
 

 

THE MELODIC SUITE

Verum Exsisto Notus (YouTube)

Offering (YouTube)

Intention (YouTube)

Behold (YouTube)

Celebration (YouTube)
 

 

FIVE TRANSCRIPTIONS

Improvisation

Little Gem

Across Iberia

An Evening in May

Copy Cat

 

FOUR SHORT PIECES

A May Bouquet
 


Idyllic Days  (YouTube)


Dream Scene  (YouTube)


Thanksgivings  (YouTube)

 

 

DE PROFUNDIS (YouTube)

This work is a transcription for solo organ of my De Profundis for SATB Chorus and Organ. I composed this piece in remembrance of the dead and to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War in 1918. It takes the form of meditations on the eight verses of Psalm 130 (129 Vulgate) each verse being repeated. The introduction of the work starts with the descending 4 note De Profundis motif followed by a progression of stark and dramatic chords reflecting the horror of World War 1. The meditation on the first verse takes the form of a modal melody accompanied by mournful sustained harmony. The second verse is contrapuntal in nature which is followed by a florid section for solo organ celebrating the end of this catastrophic episode in human history. The third verse is antiphonal and starts with a solo melody which is then answered by a full chorus followed by the fourth verse which is a quasi choral. Next is the reinstatement of the introduction with its descending 4 note De Profundis motif followed by a transposition and variation of the stark and dramatic chords. The meditation on the fifth verse is again antiphonal which is succeeded by the sixth verse which manifests itself as a choral which is accompanied by rich harmony. The florid section for solo organ returns celebrating the end of the First World War. The meditation on the seventh verse contains two modal melodies in counterpoint with each other. The eighth and last verse is initially soft and meditative but concludes more boldly and resolute. The whole Work ends with a mournful descending Amen.

My grandfather, Tim Henneker, whose brother, George died in WW1