Overview: Organ Music - Original Work
Authorship: Healey Willan
Composition Date: Completed 31 July 1916
Scored For: Organ
Duration: 18 ¼ minutes
Number of Pages: 24 p.
Notes About Music: Dedicated to Walter G. Alcock, Esq., Mus. Doc., M.V.O.
First performed 30 November 1916, St. Paul’s Church, Toronto, played by H. Willan.
Willan's Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue was composed in tribute to Max Reger with the colors of the organ at Toronto's St. Thomas Church, Bloor Street in mind. The variations were composed during each trip on the trolley which used to run between Toronto and Willan's cottage on Lake Simcoe.
Holograph: NL of C. 24 p.
Publication: New York, Boston, G. Schirmer, ©1919. 25 p.
London, Oxford University Press, copyright G. Schirmer, 1919. 25 p.
Recordings: Commercial (Odeon CLP 1752 and CSD 1550, Philips 6587 001 and Vista VPS 1033) and non-commercial recordings (CBC P.A.T.; CMC 305 and 480).
Score Available: Biretta Books
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