Your cart

Shipping and discount codes are added at checkout.


Never 'til the Sun Fails — Prelude & Toccata

for organ solo

Year:  1983   ·  Duration:  8m 30s

Year:  1983
Duration:  8m 30s

Colin Decio

Composer:   Colin Decio

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: pages 1, 5, and 6 of score

See details ➔


To borrow items or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at


'Never 'til the Sun Fails' is a quote from JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings. It is chanted by the barrow-wights as Frodo lies trapped beneath the mound. I have used the rhythm of the words to inform the theme of the 'Prelude'. This builds to two climaxes. The 'Toccata' then develops the opening theme further and introduces an ostinato pattern. The work ends with a dramatic descending cascade of notes and a dissonant final interval.

Contents note

a stately Prelude followed by a capricious Toccata