Praeambulum festivum (2018)
Erik Simmons, organ
Duration: 6 min.
Dedication: for Hartmut Siebmanns
Commission: Commissioned by Hartmut Siebmanns
Praeambulum festivum (2018) was written for Hartmut Siebmanns for premiere on the Franciscus Volckland baroque organ (1732–37) in the Cruciskirche in Erfurt, Germany for the 24th International Organ Festival in Erfurt. The piece begins with bold, majestic music that returns several times throughout. The faster sections in between include toccata-like music and an ostinato aria.