Timothy Miller (b. 1957) — Scherzo (1991) for organ
“Pavan, Scherzo, and Rondino” (1991) was originally composed for performance at one of the weekly spring and summer lunchtime concerts that the composer organized in the church in Kirkenes, a small coastal town in the North of Norway (way above the Arctic Circle). The work is dedicated to the British organist Harrison Oxley, with whom Miller studied in college. Oxley (1933–2009) was appointed organist of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral at age 24, the youngest cathedral organist in the country at that time. Oxley served as organist of the cathedral for many years and was also a noted international organist recitalist.
Timothy Miller (b. 1957) was born in Colchester, England and was educated at the Colchester Institute, King’s College, University of London, the Royal Academy of Music (MMus), and Surrey University (PhD). His doctoral dissertation was written about Benjamin Britten’s sacred music. Miller’s principal teachers included organist Harrison Oxley (longtime organist of St. Edmundsbury Cathedral), musicologist Arnold Whittall, and composer Richard Arnell. Miller immigrated to Norway in 1990 and has worked throughout the country both as a church musician and an academic. He was Sub-Professor of Harmony, Analysis, and Aural Training at the Institute for Music and Dance at the University of Stavanger from 2000–18, and from 2012–14 he also served as acting organist in Stavanger Cathedral. For 10 years, he was director of the Jæren Symphony Orchestra. As a composer, Miller has written numerous works in many musical genres, including many works for the organ (including 14 sonatas), choral and vocal pieces, and chamber music.
Published by Cantando Musikkforlag (http://www.musikkforlaget.no
) in "Pavan, Scherzo, and Rondino"