a multi-movement work for organ and piano (20')
in five movements
Completed in January, 2015.
Commissioned by Kenneth Munro for premiere by Duo Majoya (organist Marnie Giesbrecht and pianist Joachim Segger). Dedicated to the memory of Robert George Munro.
This digital download (a .ZIP file) includes a full score, an organ-only part, and a piano-only part (all PDFs).
Longlac Tableaux is an exploration of life in nature. Commissioned in memory of Robert George Munro, the piece is shaped around the passing of a life, of a day, or of a season. At the beginning, the piano emerges mysteriously from silence and grows into the organ’s canonic fanfares in “Sunrise over Long Lake.” The whimsical treacheries of youth are explored in the jaunty interplay of the second movement’s Tarantella, entitled “Black Fly Season.” A meditative third movement paints the vibrant gentleness of maturity in “The Aurora in Snow.” Then emerges a darker picture: a solemn cortège in “Logs on the River.” Finally, rebirth and lasting joy resound in a closing Ode, “The Silver Steeple,” in which new music glitters with reminiscences of Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony and the hymn Victory (“The strife is o’er”).