Opus 1260

Praeambulum festivum (2018)

for Organ

Erik Simmons, organ

Duration: 6 min.

Dedication: for Hartmut Siebmanns

Commission: Commissioned by Hartmut Siebmanns

Publisher: Carus-Verlag in "Expressions for Organ"

Performance materials available from the publisher.

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.