Ton Koopman - Batalha: Iberian Organ Music (2009)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:42 | 354 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge | Catalog: CC72320
Spanish and Portuguese organs are celebrated for their excellent trumpets (en chamade), but their splendid flutes, prestants, cornets, and reeds are less widely known. From the second half of the 17th century, organists in Spain and Portugal delighted in recreating the sounds of the battlefield on their instruments. The batalha has a simple harmonic structure; its interest lies principally in the stirring rhythm.