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Prelude: The Truth from Above (2022)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (09/15/22)
Composer: Dalton, Jim
Sample Producer: Pipeloops
Sample Set: Steinmeyer St. Magnus
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Contemporary
Jim Dalton (b. 1957) — Prelude: The Truth from Above (2022) for organ

The composer writes: “I have a deep interest in traditional music of various kinds but especially traditional ritual music. This prelude for the Christmas season is based on a tune collected in the early 20th century at King’s Pyon, Herefordshire. ‘And at that season of the year / our blest Redeemer did appear…’”

Jim Dalton (b. 1957) is an active composer and multi-instrumentalist. As a performer on guitar, mandolin, and other plucked instruments, Dalton appears frequently in concert with soprano Maggi Smith-Dalton (specializing in historically-informed performances of 19th and early 20th century music) as well as with orchestras and chamber ensembles. Dalton was the 1997 winner of the Toronto Camerata Competition, and his works have been performed by soloists and ensembles throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe. He has been a member of the music theory faculty of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee since 2000. As a music theorist, Dalton’s interests and research have ranged from palindromes and symmetrical musical structures to just intonation and microtonality. He has presented at conferences in the United States and abroad, including the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the Society for American Music, the Macro Analysis Creative Research Organization, and Beyond the Semitone (Aberdeen, Scotland).

Published by Tim Knight Music in “Organ Music for the Christmas Season”
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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