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Composed: 2009

Length: c. 9 minutes

Orchestration: solo organ

About this Piece

The now remarkably busy career of Canadian composer Andrew Ager (b. 1962) was helped by a series of organ works published in France during the previous decade. The first part of his Toccata et Fugue, Op. 30, No. 1, concentrates on left-and-right hand coordination with compound rhythms and shifting meters. The fugue begins in starkly simple C major, but gradually begins subtly fudging the conventional rules of both fugue and tonality.