Composition

Happy Holy Week!  This post and the next will present the oratorio “The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross” that I wrote back in 2009.  Of course, there is nothing more appropriate for this week than a setting of this work.  Currently, I am revising the piece, something I don’t do very often. … More Composition

Improvisation

During this time of Lent, music that is of a meditative, more serene quality is always appropriate.  During communion this evening, I found myself without a theme.  When that happens, I often like using three note motives to get things started.  What unfolds is a process by which the three notes expands until, in this case, … More Improvisation