Michael Canales (b. 1963) — Sonata da Chiesa in C (2014) for organ
1) Fanfare-Prelude (Christ’s Victory)
2) Offertory (Christ's Love)
3) Fandango-Postlude (Christ's Laughter)
The composer writes: “This three movement sonata da chiesa strives to combine elements of traditionalism, expressionism, and Spanish nationalism in order to provide organists with a warm blooded, romantic expression of God’s glory. It is meant to be suitable for both concert organists and church music programs. The work is dedicated to my colleague Carson Cooman, and my lovely wife, Suzanna, who have both urged me to highlight and expand upon the elements of Spanish nationalism that are a natural part of my language as a composer.”
Michael Canales (b. 1963) has received major grants from organizations such as the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, and the Nevada Arts Council for his work as a composer and conductor. He has composed music in many genres including opera and symphonic works. As a conductor, Canales specializes in opera, and he has conducted the works of Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, an d Wagner, as well as much other standard repertoire. He was the founder and director of Pasadena Lyric Opera for seven seasons. Canales is also an accomplished classical guitarist, as well as a pianist, organist, and percussionist.
Published by Zimbel Press/Subito Music Corp.