Improvisation

During this time of Lent, music that is of a meditative, more serene quality is always appropriate.  During communion this evening, I found myself without a theme.  When that happens, I often like using three note motives to get things started.  What unfolds is a process by which the three notes expands until, in this case, it becomes a canon.  In retrospect, I should have gone elsewhere for the ending.  I will freely admit that I went for the obvious and easy ending.  But hey, who’s keeping track!  All in all, a very stark, simple, but perhaps elegant little improvisation to accompany the procession.

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