Georg Andreas Sorge (1703 – 1778) wrote eleven Trios for organ. Or perhaps he wrote more, but eleven of them survived in manuscript form till today. That is to say: one of them is incomplete. Trio IX breaks of in the second half of the Trio. In bar 16 the right hand plays a new tantalizing motive for half a bar and then the music stops. Did Sorge never finish his composition? Or did he finish it, but somehow a sheet of the manuscript has gone missing? I guess we’ll never know. I made two completions of this piece. One in which the second half is exactly as long as in the original piece, and one in which it is several bars longer. The second of these sounds more convincing to my ears, so that is the one I use for my performance.

The recording was done on the sample set of the Bader-organ in the Walburgiskerk in Zutphen by Sonus Paradisi for Hauptwerk.

pdf_iconSorge, Trio IX

Sorge, Trio IX



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