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Three Fugues
organ or harpsichord

Composer David Hurd
Use Recital, service music
$5.75 (U.S.) Released 7/92
Difficulty Moderately difficult
Catalog no. 160-840

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"[Hurd] also has 'Three Fugues' written in honor of Thomas Julian Talley, former Professor of Liturgics at General Seminary. As far as I know, these little manual pieces have by themselves nothing specific to do with the African-American experience. But they are clever, interesting, and easily learned pieces in which David constructs each fugue subject using one of Talley's three names." --AAM Journal, November 2002

"David Hurd's triptych of fugues was written in 1989 for a festschrift to honor the retirement of Thomas Julian Talley as Professor of Liturgics at General Seminary. Using a technique familiar from Duruflé's famous piece on 'Alain,' Hurd constructs subjects on the letters of the honoree's three names. It is, of course, a daring and daunting task to set before any composer; it is also one to which Prof. Hurd not only proves himself more than capable, but which he, in turn, passes on to the player to match in digital dexterity the mental and musical gymnastics which arise. These are well worth owning and programming."-AAM Journal, February 1995

These intriguing and beautiful fugues will be useful to organists as service music throughout the year, and also as a recital piece. Moderately difficult, but pedal not required.



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