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Berceuse sur le Nom de SWANN

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This organ solo was written to honor Dr. Frederick Swann. It was commissioned by Wayne and Joseph Burcham-Gulotta, members of Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church, Palm Desert, CA, where Fred is Organ-Artist-in-Residence. Dr. Swann played the world premiere on December 8, 2019 at Saint Margaret's.
The main theme of the work is a five-note motif: C-G-A-F-F, corresponding to the letters SWANN, when worked out musically. It is a berceuse or lullaby in three parts. The metaphor the composer had in mind for the three sections follows:
1. Preparation for the birth in the stable
2. Mary's hour of travail with the birth of Jesus
3. Baby Jesus and his parents sleeping
This score includes two versions of the piece. In the original version, Silent Night is gently paraphrased in the modern French style. The alternate version replaces the paraphrased Silent Night with a quotation of the original melody.
Duration of the piece: 7 minutes
5/10 level of difficulty

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Included in this listing (see photo) is a review of this piece from the November 2020 issue of The American Organist magazine.

New! December 2020 recording