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Triumphal March

By Robert Lind

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Organ - Medium
Composed by Robert Lind. Festival, Choral, Advent. Sheet music. Published by Paraclete Press (PL.0614).

Item Number: PL.0614

* excellent choice for weddings and processions, as well as for a prelude to a festival day or a postlude for any Sunday of the year * chordal introduction with dotted rhythm give a sense of fanfare to this exciting work * enharmonic shifts add interest, while the chord progressions continue to fall under the hands naturally * pedal part undergirds the manuals with foundational direction as well as some contrapuntal interest, remaining technically very manageable * some contrapuntal writing expands the melodic shaping and adds forward momentum, while the piece remains primarily homophonic * Lind's understanding of the organ reflected in a work of strength and clarity for all festive occasions and processions, as well as for concert use

This march was written for Dr. John Henderson upon completing the latest edition of A Directory of Composers for Organ. This work could make an effective voluntary or recital piece. Technically, it is of medium difficulty; there are some accidentals to pay attention to and some pedal scales. No registration is given, but there are helpful hints along the way as to when to add or subract stops in addition to following the dynamics. The main theme of the march makes a bold statement, covering two octaves within three measures. One can almost imagine conquering the Directory! Overall the march takes on a broad ABA form. - "The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians" March 2006.

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