Canzona II (2011)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 3 min.
Dedication: for Erik Simmons
Publisher: Wayne Leupold Editions, Inc. in "Carson Cooman: Organ Music, Vol. 8"
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.