Improvisation

The last of the three improvisations I recorded at Rice is unlike the previous entries in that it is tonal. Or at least within the confines of scale.  To be completely honest about the recordings, they are actually from a second night of recording rather than my first go at the instrument.  The card in … More Improvisation

Improvisation

The eighth Evening Improvisation incorporates something a little fun for me as the performer.  Organists have added elements outside of the notes of the keyboard.  Nicolaus Bruhns was well known for accompanying himself with his feet while playing the violin.  So why not do the same?  It’s pretty easy to figure out what I’ve added … More Improvisation

Improvisation

Sometimes my own excitement gets the better of me.  I say that because the last post was of the brilliant organ at Rice University.  If you follow the numbers though, I went from Evening Improvisation 5 to Evening Improvisation 7.  And here is the 6th Evening Improvisation from St. Paul’s Monastery in Pittsburgh. I have … More Improvisation

Improvisation

Last week I was in Houston for the AGO National Convention and what a blast.  In the coming posts, I will include a recording of the Bayoubüchlein piece performance from the convention.  It will not be the actual performance from the convention as the recordings are exclusive to the convention.  That is an aside though … More Improvisation