The Atkinson Prelude and Fugue reminds me of the Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, Op. 35. #1,in E Minor, by Felix Mendelssohn, which is quite grand.
The piece concludes with a chorale in E Major, a mighty fortress.
I could play this when I was a senior in high school at 17. It seems like I lost a lot. When I played it.
I always played the last two measures fortissimo, because the piece seems to demand triumph.
My first piano teacher (who died of colon cancer in my ninth grade at age 57, suddenly) had always called Mendselssohn “happy”.