St Asaph Toccata

£14.50

By Gabriel Jackson

From the Oxford Organ Library

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Description

From the Oxford Organ Library

St Asaph Toccata was commissioned by Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Bach to the Future Series. The composer writes: ‘The original title for the piece was Toccata Machine as I had an image of the gigantic Symphony Hall organ as some kind of mad machine uncontrollably spewing out manic toccata figuration. Except for a short oasis of calm two-thirds of the way through, the piece is very loud and has millions of notes in it. The eventual title refers to the street in South London where I live, rather than the Welsh Saint Asaph’.

Programme Notes:
St Asaph Toccata was commissioned by Symphony Hall, Birmingham, as part of the Bach to the Future Series, and was first performed by Catherine Ennis on 9 February 2004.
The original title for the piece was Toccata Machine as I had an image of the gigantic Symphony Hall organ as some kind of mad machine uncontrollably spewing out manic toccata figuaration. Excepting a short oasis of calm two-thirds of the way through, the piece is very loud and has millions of notes in it. .

Additional information

Composer

Jackson G.

Publisher

Oxford University Press (OUP)