Canzona V (2014)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: for Neil Stipp
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 10"
Canzona V (2014) is dedicated to Neil Stipp. The music is inspired by the instrumental works of the late 16th century. In each of my keyboard canzoni, a different free approach is taken with the form. This festive piece begins with a short opening gesture reminiscent of the music of the late Venetian School (e.g., Gabrieli) and then develops from there in a series of contrapuntal episodes and contemporary modal excursions.