Josef Ferdinand Norbert Seger, Phantasia, d moll (L 8)
Seger’s Fantasia in d minor (L 8) is one of his compositions that is a bit more well known than the compositions I published till today. There are several performances of this composition available on youtube. Some played with the use of the pedals and some without. In my performance I use the pedals quite extensively, but in hindsight I wonder if perhaps it would have been better not to have used the pedals at all.
The composition starts with a simple two bar motif that is the building block of the entire composition. Though the fantasia starts in d minor, harmonically it goes up as high as the dominant of E major and down as low as the dominant of b flat minor. If Seger’s organ was not tunes in a more or less equal temperament, the music must have sounded quite daring.
The recording was done with the sample set of the Silbermann organ of the Stadtkirche Zöblitz by Prospectum.