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Fantasia After Auld Lang Syne

Instrumentation: Organ Solo

Duration: ca. 4'

Composition Date: 2021.09

Première Date: 2021.10.19

Première Artists: Francesca Massey (Former Organist, Rochester Cathedral)

Sample Recording (starting from 06:30):

(By the courtesy of John Armitage Memorial.)

Score Preview: PDF

Programme Notes:

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to gather and a time to farewell, a time to love and a time to hate......”

During such an exceptionally tough and challenging period of time, there is nothing more important than to treasure our beloved ones purely. In homage to Langlais and Britten, this organ fantasia subtly recalls fragments from Auld Lang Syne, the tune of friendship, brotherhood and other relationships in life, along each division of the organ often in antiphonal setting that symbolises dialogue and interaction between human beings.

Hopefully, that may thrill our soul, lift up our heart, and carry on with hope and blessing. Let passion for life within us brighten this world again together with beauty, warmth, and above all, love.

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