Stocken, Frederick Books

Frederick Stocken was Organ Scholar of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and a prize-winning FRCO. He has a Ph.D. from Manchester University. His various compositions include a symphony commissioned for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Simon Sechter’s Fundamental-Bass Theory and Its Influence on the Music of Anton Bruckner
2009 0-7734-3879-3
Contrary to the many commentators who presumed there to be a tension between Sechter’s theory and Bruckner’s mature musical language, this study demonstrates their compatibility. Using the Adagio of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony, the case is made for fundamental-bass theory as a revealing tool for analyzing the composer’s music.