Improvisation

At this particular vigil Mass, I was afforded the opportunity to do a larger improvisation than I do at the Monday Novena Masses.  It was SO nice to have more time to flesh out the ideas, where as the Monday Novenas are an exercise in getting as much in there as quickly as possible.  The text of the chant comes from Acts 2 (not Psalm 15) and says:

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

My idea was to recreate that impression with a “path” and the presence of God through the numerous voices.  Next time, I may explore an idea such as that through form.  I kept the form rather simple (ABA1), as there isn’t always time to do larger forms.  And frankly, the textures offered enough exploration.

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