• Peter Dickinson
  • Paraphrase 1 (1967)

  • Novello & Co Ltd (World)

Based on motet, 'John'

  • Organ
  • 16 min

Programme Note

This work is based on the composer's three-part motet John written in 1963 to a poem of Thomas Blackburn. The ten sections (the last a repeat of the first) are variations on themes and rhythms of the choral piece. These are clearly stated in the organ work - the first theme appears in the pedal part of Variation 1 and the second is heard in the 2 minute solo in Variation 4.

Paraphrase I was written to be played on a chamber organ and is intended for instruments of classical design. The first performance was given by the composer at the Pershore Organ Week, 8 October 1967, on a chamber organ built by Grant, Degens and Bradbeer.

© Peter Dickinson

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Paraphrase 1: No. 1. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 2. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 3. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 4. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 5. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 6. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 7. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 8. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 9. —
Paraphrase 1: No. 10. —

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