The Mendelssohn Sonata is in two movements. The first makes fleeting references to Mendelssohn's Organ Sonata in A Major and quotes Ein Feste Burg. The second movement, "38 Cadences in memory of Felix Mendelssohn (1809-18-47)", harmonizes the same two note cadence 38 times above a CF in the pedal of Mendelssohn's hymn tune "Consolation". The piece was awarded first prize in a competition sponsored by New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in 1978. The first performance was given ny Leonard Raver at St. Peter's Church.
The Mendelssohn Sonata
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