Fantasia on ST. ANNE - organ - Alfred V. Fedak

Composer Alfred V. Fedak
Price $5.25 (U.S.) Released 9/89
Difficulty Moderately difficult
Catalog no. 012-112
Discography "Come, Creator Spirit" (Selah, 520-160)

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This organ solo is an excellent piece for concerts and worship services. The composition interprets each of the musical phrases of this well-known hymn ("O God, Our Help in Ages Past") in an exciting work for organ.

If you are in need of a good postlude on the hymn tune ST. ANNE, then look no further than this wonderful work by Fedak. Three formidable pedal solo sections are flanked by a canon based on the cantus firmus, before launching into a full statement of the tune. This is good, solid writing--contemporary church music at its best? The pedal solos in this piece will test your pedal technique--they are not easy, but they are excellent"-Cross Accent, Spring 2002

"A thrilling piece!"-The Hymn

"this fantasia is worth your perusal. There is quite a bit of pedal solo, as well as three sections of pedal point and one section where a series of chromatic chords are juxtaposed. Moderately difficult. Recommended." -The American Organist, Oct. 1993

"Fedak is quickly rising to prominence in American church music through his organ compositions and hymn tunes, and this piece demonstrates superbly his ability to create a work that is unique, challenging, and yet accessible to organists and listeners alike. The phrases of the hymn tune are punctuated with pedal solos and canonic imitations that recall Bach's Toccata in F and Distler's partita on Wachet auf. The pedal solos are challenging but not overwhelming-teachers should not overlook this work as an excellent teaching piece. A must for all serious church organists. Moderately difficult." -Cross Accent, January 1996


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