Program Note for Etude Fantasy (on a theme for Madame Duruflé) (organ, 1995)

This work is based on a short theme composed for organist Madame DuruflĂ© who visited the Trinity University campus on the Parker Chapel Organ Recital Series in 1993.  The theme was the basis for her improvisation which closed her recital.  Organist David Heller then commissioned Etude Fantasy the following year and premiered the piece in Milwaukee at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in April of 1996.  The work explores the various motivic and melodic relationships inherent in the theme through a variety of moods and textures.