Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006) — Aria and Interlude (2001) for organ
Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006) was one of the leading American composers for organ in the second half of the 20th century. Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, Pinkham spent his active career as a composer, organist, harpsichordist, teacher (at the New England Conservatory), and conductor in the Boston, Massachusetts area, serving for 42 years as music director at King’s Chapel.
“Aria and Interlude” (2001) was written for Carson Cooman. The composer provided the following comments: “The present work is in A-B-A form. The tune in the Aria is in the soprano voice accompanied by the other voices on the off-beats. The Interlude calls on the legato bass voice to carry the singing melodic line, which is, in turn, accompanied by pairs of eighth notes."