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In Praise of San Simpliciano (2009)

 

A work for solo organ in two movements; dedicated to Harvey Burgett; premiered Thursday, September 10, 2009,9:00 P.M. at the Basilica of San Simpliciano, Milan, Italy; performed by Harvey Burgett.

 

 

This work is in two movements: I. Fanfare, and II. Invention. It was composed for Harvey Burgett to premiere on the organ at the Bascilica di San Simpliciano in Milan, Italy. The Basilica organ is a 1991 Ahrend replica of a Bach period instrument. The piece is composed to be performable on a wide range of instruments, including single manual organs with limited range, and even some instruments that utilize early tuning systems other than the more modern well-tempered tuning.