Organ Music by Women Composers before 1800
Gracia Baptista - Conditor Alme
Caterina Assandra - Ave verum corpus and Ego flos campi
Miss Steemson - A Dirge for Funerals
Women have been composing organ music for at least five centuries. This volume contains some of the earliest known organ music by women composers, including Conditor Alme, written by a Spanish nun, Gracia Baptista, c. 1557.
Caterina Assandra was an Italian nun active in the music scene near Milan in the early seventeenth century.
Miss Steemson was a church organist in Lancaster, England; this processional was written around 1780.
For a recording of the Miss Steemson and Gracia Baptista see Gasparo