Meditations for Flute and Organ by Gunter Fork
Instrumentation: Flute and Organ
Includes organ score and flute part
Meditation III (In memoriam Rudolf Wagner-Regeny)
Gunter Fork’s (b. 1930) work contains three meditations contrasted with two virtuosic intermezzos dominated by rhythm. Partly serial, Meditations also combines twelve-tone and tonal structures, as well as references to such trivial music such as that of a fairground organ. Traditional techniques, such as motif formation and elaboration, repetitions, creation and reminiscence of form, etc. were deliberately not avoided. The Meditations for Flute and Organ were composed for the solo flutist of the German Symphony Orchestra (formerly RSO), Karl-Bernhard Sebon, and organist Lothar Knappe. In 1992 they were broadcast for the first time by the ‘Sender Freies Berlin’ radio station. The dedication of the last movement is designed to show the student’s gratitude to his teacher.