Composition

This composition is the last of the set of three lenten chorale preludes for the hymn St. Flavian.  Here is where I admit that this particular movement went through a whole bunch of drafts before it got to the version that it’s currently in.  One thing I have tried to do with these preludes is … More Composition

Composition

Every once in a while, I do enjoy writing some counterpoint.  These chorale preludes, in particular to my compositional/contrapuntal style, sound like a slightly more refined version of some of my improvisations.  (Or perhaps, at least that’s how think of it.)  I often break the rules if there is a certain effect I am trying … More Composition

Composition

The second piece in the third set of chorale preludes is on Erhalt uns Herr.  I don’t know what it is that inspires me so, but I really like chorale variations.  Perhaps it’s the multiple verses that have multiple meanings can be attributed to a single tune.  Perhaps it’s the excuse to create a set … More Composition

Composition

Just in time for Lent, I present three new (FREE) Chorale Preludes and Postludes.  All based on Lenten tunes, they’re fairly stark and simple.  At least they’re meant to be.  I plan on recording them and making some future posts with them.  I have enjoyed writing these.  I’m working on several other larger projects and … More Composition