Postlude

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Postlude

8.00

for organ (4')

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Completed in February, 2005.

Commissioned by Laura Dunbar. Dedicated to Tim Pyper. World premiere by Tim Pyper on February 27, 2005 in Rochester, NY. Also performed by Jonathan Ryan at Salisbury Cathedral on August 7, 2012.

PROGRAM NOTE

“Postlude,” composed in February, 2005, was commissioned by Laura Dunbar and St. Paulís Episcopal Church for premiere on the parish’s E.M. Skinner organ by Tim Pyper on Feb. 27, 2005. It was written as a companion piece to a setting of Psalm 95 (“Come, let us sing unto the Lord”) for treble voices and organ. The ecstatic rising scales throughout the work illustrate the overriding sense of joy in the text, and multiple quotations from the companion Psalm setting further link the text and music. 

LISTEN

This is a live recording made in Rochester, NY by Tim Pyper.