Grimoaldo Macchia (b. 1972) — Sequence and Echo Fantasy (2019) for organ
The “sequence” is a set of all 12 chromatic notes, beginning with a reversed version of the common B-A-C-H motif (B, C, A, B-flat). After an opening flourish, the sequence is stated in its entirety and then briefly developed imitatively. The free echo fantasy follows, where the sequence is used to generate material treated with echo effects back and forth between two divisions of the organ.
Grimoaldo Macchia (b. 1972) was born in Rome and began his musical studies there at the Arts Academy. He later graduated with honors in piano and composition from the Conservatory of Perugia, where he studied composition primarily with Stefano Bracci. For more than ten years he was a professor of music at the Junior International Institute in Rome. Macchia has had an active career as composer, music director, and organist in Europe, including extended appointments at St. Boniface's Basilica in Rome and St. George's Church, Arth, Switzerland. His organ compositions appear in the catalogs of numerous music publishers around the world.
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