Music, Composition and Theory

Rowy van Hest
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Pipe Organ without pedals, Harmonium or Keyboard

12 Voluntaries for Organ Manual

The album consists of 12 x 3 = 36 compositions for organ with an average playing level, although certain sections are slightly more difficult. Written for a maximum of 4 octaves, these voluntaries can be performed on smaller positive organs. The style is tonal, light and lyrical. In 12 different keys.

Download 3 Voluntaries (pdf) for free. Nos. 1, 3, and 6.

Voluntary 01: Andante, Air, Allegretto. In C Major.
Voluntary 02: Andante, Air, Allegro. In F Major.
Voluntary 03: Andante, Air, Allegro. In G Major.
Voluntary 04: Andante, Allegretto, Allegro. In A Minor.
Voluntary 05: Andante, Air, Andante. In D Minor.
Voluntary 06: Andante, Adagietto, Allegro. In E Minor.
Voluntary 07: Andante, Air, Allegretto. In Bb Major.
Voluntary 08: Andante, Air, Andante. In D Major.
Voluntary 09: Andante, Adagietto, Allegretto. In G Minor.
Voluntary 10: Andante, Allegretto, Allegro. In B Minor.
Voluntary 11: Andante, Adagietto, Allegretto. In Eb Major.
Voluntary 12: Andante, Allegretto, Adagietto. In A Major.

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Free Organ Album

12 short compositions for organ. Average playing level.

The music score (pdf) is now free. Thank you very much to those who purchased the album and contributed to the support of this website. Download the complete Organ Album for free (pdf).

01. Marcia Festiva I - Wedding march, Jubilee (mp3)
02. Marcia Festiva II
03. Marcia Festiva III
04. For the Children I - Based on children's songs
05. For the Children II
06. For the Children III
07. Chromatic I - Interlude
08. Chromatic II
09. Chromatic III
10. Marcia Funebre I - Funeral march, Commemoration
11. Marcia Funebre II
12. Marcia Funebre III

Free Sonatina for Organ

4 parts, average playing level.

01. Allegro vivo - Life (mp3)
02. Andante - Funeral March 1 (Score in Video)
03. Menuetto - Intermezzo
04. Andante - Funeral March 2 (Score in Video)

Funeral March 1 and 2 are not the same as I and II in the organ album.

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Rare but beautiful works, carefully edited by me. Based on facsimiles and antique editions. Mensural notation and ancient clefs are translated into modern music notation. Late Medieval/Early Renaissance to Late Renaissance/Early Baroque, 1397 to 1625.

Download Bon jour, bon mois by Guillaume Dufay for free (pdf).

01. Guillaume Dufay - Bon jour, bon mois (mp3)
02. Jacob Obrecht - Meskin es hu
03. Leonhard Kleber - Prelude in A Minor
04. Thomas Tallis - A Point
05. Antonio de Cabezón - Versillo de Tercer Tono
06. Giovanni di Palestrina - Rex Virtutis
07. Anonymous - Dulcis Amica Dei
08. Luzzasco Luzzaschi - Ricercare del Primo Tuono
09. Johann Eccard - Hans und Grete
10. Giovanni Gabrieli - Fuga on the 8th Tone
11. Adriano Banchieri - A dog, a cat, a cuckoo and an owl
12. Orlando Gibbons - Galliard

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