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Three pieces for organ Op1

No1 - The Chorale-Prelude on "Praise my soul The King of heaven" was composed at Worcester in 1980. It is short, but tightly constructed in the Pachelbel style, though the idiom is nearer to Hindemith. The counterpoint is based on each line in turn, and provides each with a second statement in one of the manual parts, less obvious than the pedal statement. Duration: 1'15"

No2 - The Fugue on André Marchal was composed in Worcester in 1981 in memory of David Aprahamian Liddle's teacher. The letters of his name make up the theme, and the piece was written to be played on his own chamber organ of seven ranks which is now in David's care. Its structure is economical and concise. Duration: 1'55"

No3 - The Scherzo was composed in 1983 for David Briggs to play at King's College Cambridge, where he premiered it. Again the theme derives from the dedicatee's name, but here the music's whimsical character shows more ebb and flow. Duration: 3'15"

Buy the music!   Publisher: Novello - price £12.95

Recording: Guild GMCD 7130 played by the composer at St Ignatius Loyola, New York

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