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Orgelmesse: Offertorium (6th Movement)

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Uploaded by: MusicSmith (01/03/21)
Composer: Ahrens, Joseph
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Modern
I had only been playing organ for a few months when I found a long list of organ composers online. I saw Joseph Ahrens at the top of the list, so I looked up some recordings of his music. The opening of the Introitus immediately resonated with me and inspired me to learn the entire mass. Ahrens's use of early styles of counterpoint and chant in his liturgical music drew me to a deep appreciation for his music.

The Offertorium features an impressive double canon. The right hand plays the upper two voices on flutes, the left hand plays the tenor on a Krummhorn, and the right foot takes the baritone on an 8' flute over an F# pedal point.
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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