Opus 1096

Diapason Voluntary (2014)

for Organ (manuals only)

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: for Rebecca Davy

Publisher: Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp. in "Cambridgeport Collection"

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Diapason Voluntary (2014) is dedicated to Rebecca Davy. The work is inspired by English keyboard music of the mid 18th century (the Georgian era), exemplified in the organ voluntaries of John Stanley. As with many English voluntaries of that time, the work is in two parts: a slow section followed by a faster one. While the musical language alludes to the Georgian era, it also moves modally in ways that are more of the present time.