Antti Auvinen (b. 1974) composed Singel Excelsis in 2012 using material from an earlier work for three organs. He finds fascinating the rhythmic characteristics of the organ: "Many of the vibrations and rhythmic fluctuations derived from the overtone series are extremely interesting. Also the natural virtuosity of the instrument is utterly fascinating. In fast passages the rhythmic accuracy needs very quick attack. A slower attack on the other hand makes it possible to turn the attention to gestures and figures, while details get more blurred. Different “attack features” of the organ stops allow shaping of very diverse rhythmic figures in time and space."
Duration: c. 12'
Spiral bound, size B4. This product is also avalaible as a downloadable PDF publication (product number 9790550166622).