Ad Wammes, composer
Compositions: Recapitulation
Photo: Adrian Burrows

Recapitulation was commissioned by Laurence Kinney in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Alton Organ Society and dedicated to Thomas Trotter, who also gave the first performance on 2 May 2017 at the St. Lawrence Church, Alton.
In Recapitulation I recaptured elements from my earlier organ compositions (Mytò, Miroir, Vallée des danses, Toccata Chromatic). I have taken a fresh look at them and asked myself: “What would I do with them now ?“
I also tried to picture in music the battle that took place at the St.Lawrence church on 13 December 1643. Instead of trying to capture this battle in music, I choose for a more sophisticated approach. What you hear is a sort of tango with building up tension. After a big glissando there is time for remorse. In the final the beginning returns , but now in a dance-like manner based on a major scale and happily ending with a wink.

Thomas specifically asked me to make the piece not too complicated so that it can be played on a variety of instruments with differing resources.
Title: Recapitulation
Duration: 10 minutes
Composer: Ad Wammes
For: Organ
Year: 2017
Published by: The composer
Price: 13,87
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