LEIPZIG LAUDAMUS. TOCCATA FOR BRASS, ORGAN AND PERCUSSIONS (2015)

Duration: 9 minutes

Instrumentation: Trumpet 1 and - horn (also trombone ad lib. ) – trombone Bass tuba (also bass trombone ad lib.) The brass quintet can also be played chorally / orchestrally (with individually specified solos) Organ: large 2 manual organ with pedal Percussions: bass drum, djembee (handdrum), 3 cymbals (high-medium-low), Triangle at stand, tam-tam, glockenspiel, metal chimes

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Strube-Verlag Munich, 2015

Introduction: The composition is a free paraphrase of psalm 104 in ritornello. After the introduction 'Misterioso', the ritornello 'Allegro giubilante' is played with a fanfare-like quart-motif as a musical metaphor of the 'Praise the Lord, my soul'. The intermediate parts describe atmospheres in nature using images of the creation, such as water, wind, the flames of fire, trees and celestial bodies. Shortly before the end, there is a Hallelujah that appears Gregorian. Independent of the overall composition, the jubilant quart-motif is a fanfare that can be played by itself.
Additional remarks: Commissioned work Commissioned by the 'Freunde der Propsteimusik Leipzig e.V.' association on the occasion of the dedication of the Vleugels organ in the newly built church of the catholic 'Propsteigemeinde St. Trinitatis' in Leipzig

World premiere: 27.09.2015, 'Propsteikirche' in Leipzig
Performers at world premiere: 'Ensemble der Propsteimusik', Leipzig, cond.: Stephan Rommelspacher

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