This week’s improv comes from the (short) Chapel Recitals that the Duquesne University Music School has for the organ students. Though I’m adjunct faculty, sometimes I do recitals as well. This particular recital was this single improvisation based on the 44th Psalm, verses 10-15. It’s an impression of the psalm, not a textual improvisation. I … More Improvisation a week
This past Monday, one of the students used one of my small choral pieces for communion. And it went very well! Unfortunately, I have now posted myself singing an alto part… It comes from my Five Communion Motets, all fairly easy. It’s short and simple, but sweet and to the point.
It’s been rather crazy lately and I forgot to post something last week and this week I forgot my camera. It’s too bad really because I was very happy with my Offertory improv from Saturday’s Vigil Mass. On that note, I decided to pull something out from my trip to France to compete in the … More Improvisation a week
On Monday, the Passionists celebrated the feast of one of their saints, St. Gabriel. Apparently, before Gabriel became a Passionist, he was quite the party animal until he got sick. I do like the idea of people being able to change and a saint that was once nick-named “The Dancer” certainly keeps him down to … More Improvisation a week