Opus 943

Canzona II (2011)

for Organ

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 3 min.

Dedication: for Erik Simmons

Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 8"

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Canzona II (2011) alludes to many hallmarks of the late Renaissance instrumental canzona, though with an aggregate formal structure. The music begins with a two-part contrapuntal canzona texture, which is interrupted by a festive refrain. The contrapuntal texture returns twice more (interspersed with refrains), each time starting from the beginning again and lengthening.