With over 100 organ works, numerous masses and motets, Hermann Schroeder (1904-1984) is one of the most significant German composers of church music of the 20th Century. Schroeder, who taught for many years at the Cologne Academy of Music, wrote these previously unpublished ?Pezzi speciali? in 1983. As the title suggests, these are ?mood pieces? where the varying tempi and techniques employed give each movement its particular individual character. This cycle is suitable for performance in concerts of organ music, though the movements may also be used individually within church services.