The Organ Music of Leo Sowerby. (Ballade for Organ and English Horn). By Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). For Organ. Fred Bock Publications. 32 pages. Fred Bock Music Company #BG0881. Published by Fred Bock Music Company (HL.8738460).
ISBN 0634048570. 9x12 inches.
Written in 1949 for English hornist Louis Speyer, the beauty of this piece is just as obvious today. With varying tempos and frequent modulations, this piece takes on a life of its own. Optional parts for violin, viola, and clarinet are included, adding to the richness of the setting. This is an excellent concert choice.