|Composer Samuel Scheidt, arr. David M. Lowry
Price $5.00 (U.S.) Released 6/97
Church Use prelude/postlude, recital
Difficulty Moderately easy
Catalog no. 160-618
An exciting edition of Scheidt's Galliard Battaglia á 5, from 1621. This is the period's "battle music" at its best, with contrasting reed sections set in a lively dialogue with each other. Useful for any festive service or recitals.
"Lowry has taken Samuel Scheidt's Galliard Battaglia á 5 (1621) and successfully arranged it for organ. The simplicity of the harmonic and melodic framework of the original version is set against the organ's ability to have contrasting sounds on different keyboards. The pedal part is extremely easy, making this an ideal postlude for a beginning organist. Recommended." -Cross Accent, January 1997
"Scheidt is one of those composers on my list of 'Composers Who Should Be More Heard in the Church' (others include Lasso, Josquin, Haydn, and Schütz). This is a useful and fun arrangement of an extroverted galliard of 1621. While it is an echo piece and arranged for a three-manual organ, it can be easily adapted for two-manual instruments. A rousing and effective piece for concert or service." -AAM Journal, July/August 1997