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 mentioned in previous posts that I find it wonderfully challenging to improvise on a single sound for as long as possible – liturgically, it can be fairly doable. This video contains three individual improvisations, something akin to movements using three different timbral combinations. I originally was going to use them separately but I recorded them at the same time and felt that they made a nice suite. Here’s the order:
II. Flutes (2:13)
III. Reeds (5:13)