Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) — Toccata No. 10 (1988) for organ
“Toccata No. 10” (1988) was written for a one manual chamber organ with only a few stops. It is thus performed here with the four stop Tzschöckel trunk/box/continuo organ. The registrations used are the composer’s original. The composer writes: “The former cathedral organist in Stockholm, Professor Gotthard Arnér (1913–2002), encouraged me to write a series of works for chamber organs. He often said ‘most modern composers are only interested in the sound of the great organ, and thus miss the intimate sound of the smaller instruments.’”
Thomas Åberg (b. 1952) was born in Stockholm, Sweden and works there as composer, concert organist, and music administrator. Most of his works are written for the organ and are characterized by their rhythmic joy, simplicity, and humor. He has stated that “music must bring enjoyment, without abandoning reverence,” and as such his style often uses the most basic of musical materials to create a discourse that is both spiritual and visceral. His music has been performed by organists at festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and the USA. He also tours regularly worldwide as concert organist with his own works.
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