Sonata da Chiesa No. 2
for Organ

Composer: Ashdown, Franklin

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Instrumentation: Organ
Duration: 10'
Composed: 2013
Published by: Zimbel Press

Works from the baroque entitled “Sonata da Chiesa” (“Church Sonata”) were multi-movement pieces of a non-liturgical nature that could be performed either during religious ceremonies or concerts. “Intrada” begins with a warm, unfolding gesture and subsequently pursues a flowingly lyrical development of its ideas. After a lush introduction (which returns in the middle), “Canto” presents a folk-like melody in two, intertwining voices. The third movement, “Giubilo,” is a festive rondo with a bright theme. Intervening episodes take the music to contrasting key areas, and the music ends with a spirit of great joy.
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