Variations on Mit Freuden zart Op9
These fourteen variations on a Moravian hymn-tune "Mit Freuden
zart" were composed between December 1992 and January 1993.
They were commissioned for the chamber organ in the home of A.B.
Fisher in Salemtowne.
The piece has a Baroque sense of detachment, exploring a simple
theme with imagination and fine detail. The influence of Bach
is apparent in the use of counterpoint and canon. Each variation
has its own distinctive character, yet the whole equals more than
the sum of the parts.
Duration: about 19 minutes
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GMCD 7149 played by the composer at St Ignatius Loyola,