This week’s improvisation is a simple moto-perpetuo on the Alleluia chant from the propers for the 4th Sunday of Ordinary time. Nothing too fancy, just loud and fun. Of course I should add that it’s in a French style. I promise to include a solid German Fugue one of these days. Or my vague impression … More Improvisation a week
Today’s improvisation comes from the Saturday vigil Mass. Usually the offertory is rather short, but the priest forgot something and left for a few minutes. Which can be a good thing; I was able to develop the theme a little more. This is not based on any particular chant or theme, just made up on … More Improvisation a week
Actually two of them! This week I was relatively happy with my work at the Novena Mass (again). The postlude is a sort of Plein Jeu on Tantum Ergo while the Communion uses the tune Finlandia. It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day and I wanted something evocative of the occasion; I was thinking of … More Improvisation a week
And yes, another communion meditation. It seems to be my high point in improvising over the past few weeks.
And here we go! I will be posting improvisations from my playing at St. Paul of the Cross Monastery and various concerts. As well as the continuing posts, check out my compositions. Whenever recordings of the pieces happen, I’ll post them as well. Enjoy this most recent improvisation: