Old Stone Church


By Frederick Frahm. Music for organ solo.


Old Stone Church by Frederick Frahm is not about any particular building. Constructed phrase by phrase (brick by brick), this work forms an austere imposing sound structure, and explores the concept of a massive space built by human hands to encompass a divine idea. This music finds expression in grandeur, fits of nervous energy, and a brief admission of melancholy.

At dawn the Mass
burgeons from stone
a Jesse tree
of resurrection…

Geoffrey Hill, from the Pentecost Castle, 1978

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