Happy Advent and shortly Merry Christmas! Today’s improvisation comes from the 4th Sunday in Advent with a very particular chant for this week. The Rorate caeli comes from the Book of Isaiah 45:8. “Let justice descend, you heavens, like dew from above, like gentle rain let the clouds drop it down.” It’s a wonderful chant and is always a treat to improvise on such a great theme.
PS: I decided to add this comment: I REALLY WISH I had recorded the prelude. I did this totally radical fugue on Veni, Veni Emmanuel; or O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. I don’t like to admit that I did a better improv earlier, but I really did. You should have been there; stretto and all. I’ll leave it at that, since that happens to my brain A LOT. Some improvisation that I post is not NEARLY as good as something I did earlier.