Composition

Happy Holy Week!  I had hoped to get this posted before this evening, but as composition goes, these things are never timely.  I sometimes get caught in some small details and these last two pieces were no exception.  There were parts of each that didn’t satisfy me after an initial play-through.  But, as all things … More Composition

Composition

There are some days, as a composer, and more specifically an organist composer, when I relish in good chorale writing.  On those days when I play the chorale harmonizations of Bach or Vaughan Williams, they are so perfect and I never feel the need to do something to make them more exciting.  That being said, … More Composition

Composition

For this week, the 4th Sunday in Lent, the Improvisation is a little more joyous and clear.  One of the aspects that I have enjoyed in writing these pieces is letting them be what they are rather than coming to an obvious conclusion.  Not that the latter is a bad thing (see the Miniatures), but … More Composition