Music, Composition and Theory

Rowy van Hest
Nederlands English

Pipe Organ without pedals, or Harmonium

Have a look at the page with the free 35 Psalms for Nature as well. All 4-voice compositions can be played on a pipe organ, with or without pedals. I even wrote them on a pipe organ.

Organ Album

12 short compositions for organ. Average playing level.

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 download of Chromatic I (pdf).

The music score (pdf) costs $ 4.95 - instant download.

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.

Download the free music score (pdf).


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 Rex Virtutis by Giovanni Palestrina (pdf) for free.

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

The music score (pdf) costs $ 4.95 - instant download.

3 Free Compositions for Organ

Originally written for string quartet. Average playing level.

01. II-2 - Happy (mp3)
02. VI-3 - Air (Score in Video)
03. X-4b - Polyphonic

Download the free music score (pdf).

6 Free Fughettas for Organ

These two-part fughettas are easy to play.

01. Fughetta in D minor (mp3)
02. Fughetta in C major
03. Fughetta in G major
04. Fughetta in D major
05. Fughetta in F major
06. Fughetta in G major

Download the free music score (pdf).