Composition

On the same day as my last post, my church choir had spent much time learning something that I consider a little more difficult than my average piece.  Originally, Panis Quem Ego was written for the Duquesne organ department choir for one of the chapel Masses that we do.  I didn’t record the original performance, … More Composition

Improvisation

I cut loose a little today.  There is sometimes (or self imposed, as is my case) difference between concert improvisations and liturgical improvisations.  Generally speaking, I reserve more traditional forms and styles for the liturgy, but today I went for a slightly freeform postlude based on the chant Lauda Zion.  It was the last Sunday … More Improvisation

Improvisation

Now that I’m done teaching for the semester and the choir season has ended, Ive had a bit more time to do things like, well, post on this blog!  Another example of catching up, I’ve updated the list of compositions.  It’s rather huge – I apparently hadn’t looked at it recently.  I had a chance … More Improvisation