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Toccata and Variation on "Hyfrydol"

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Uploaded by: Agnus_Dei (02/18/14)
Composer: Young, Gordon
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk
Genre: Modern
Gordon Young (October 15, 1919 - October 2, 1998) was an American organist and composer of both organ and choral works. He was born in McPherson, Kansas. His undergraduate degree in music was earned at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas. Following that he was a scholarship pupil at Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and received his Doctor of Sacred Music from Southwestern in 1964.

Young received 18 consecutive composition annual awards from ASCAP. His published works total over 800, and a number of his church anthems such as his Now Sing We Joyfully unto God, and his organ compositions such as his Prelude in Classic Style, have become standard repertoire.

Young died October 2, 1998 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

I'm generally not much of a Gordon Young player, but this is another "recital trial piece"... ;-)

It's a bristling toccata that "hints" at the tune, followed by a grandiose statement of the hymn played on full organ, with rolling pedal scales underneath.

This is the sort of piece that I have been known to "fake" from time to time.

Well, I played ALL the right notes this time - or did I?!? ;-)
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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