Ad Wammes, composer
Compositions: Miroir
Organist:Stephen Taylor
Photo:Koos Schippers


Miroir was composed for Stephen Taylor upon his appointment at the Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht, The Netherlands, September 1989 and rewarded afterwards by the ‘Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst’.

First published in 1992 by Partitura

A new edition has been released in 2007 by Boosey & Hawkes

Summary
The right hand plays the same pattern in each of the piece’s 140 bars, while the left hand and pedal add extra detail and little wisps of melody; the shimmering textures create a hypnotic effect, like dancing rays or light reflected in the glass.


Organists about Miroir
“ I am so glad to play your fine piece” David Sanger
“ What a great piece!” John Scott
" A marvellous organ solo" Thomas Trotter

CD recordings
‘Lambert Erne, Johan Spelde en Stephen Taylor bespelen het Marcussenorgel van de Nicolaïkerk in Utrecht’ Label: VIO 930501

‘Jaco van Leeuwen bespeelt het Knipscheer-orgel in de Grote of St.Jeroenskerk te Noordwijk’ Label: 88393-2

‘Sounds Phenomenal-Thomas Trotter plays virtuoso organ music at Symphony Hall, Birmingham’ Label: Symphony hall Birmingham SHCD 3

`Paulsson & Canning play Gershwin`

Links
www.knipscheerorgel-noordwijk.nl
to order the CD of Jaco van Leeuwen
www.store.yahoo.com/ohscatalog/ph.html
to order the CD of Thomas Trotter
www.pipeorgancds.com/onsuafvo7jos.html
to order the CD of John Scott
www.music.nokia.se:80/IE/product.aspx?id=OD2DI6446252
orwww.phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=288967390&id=288967181&s=143456
to order the recording of Andrew Canning released on the Nokia Music Store (MP3)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaDpsg0wU-U
to see a TV documentary about Miroir (made in april 2011)
Title: Miroir
Duration: 6 minutes
Composer: Ad Wammes
For: Organ
Year: 1989
Published by: Boosey&Hawkes
Price: 13,16
Order Miroir