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We present a direct method for reordering eigenvalues in the generalized periodic real Schur form of a regular K-cyclic matrix pair sequence (A k ,E k ). Following and generalizing existing approaches, reordering consists of consecutively computing the solution to an associated Sylvester-like equation and constructing K pairs of orthogonal matrices. These pairs define an orthogonal K-cyclic equivalence transformation that swaps adjacent diagonal blocks in the Schur form. An error analysis of this swapping procedure is presented, which extends existing results for reordering eigenvalues in the generalized real Schur form of a regular pair (A,E). Our direct reordering method is used to compute periodic deflating subspace pairs corresponding to a specified set of eigenvalues. This computational task arises in various applications related to discrete-time periodic descriptor systems. Computational experiments confirm the stability and reliability of the presented eigenvalue reordering method. © 2007 Springer Science + Business Media B.V.