Composition

For this week, the 4th Sunday in Lent, the Improvisation is a little more joyous and clear.  One of the aspects that I have enjoyed in writing these pieces is letting them be what they are rather than coming to an obvious conclusion.  Not that the latter is a bad thing (see the Miniatures), but sometimes a lack of ending is important.  Lent is certainly a season that anticipates something immense and the music should reflect that.  This 4th Sunday is of course Laetare Sunday, reminding us to rejoice.  The 4th Improvisation has a clear structure and form, a reminder of the powerful moments to come.

PS: It was just pointed out that the third system had no repeats but had text that read implied the repeats.  That text has been taken out.  In actually performing the work, I found that repeat to be intrusive to the flow of the work.

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