Improvisation

The third of the Evening Improvisations also uses a simple progression as the basis for exploration.  Namely, a c-eb moving to a d-f, and an f-g moving to f#-a.  Unlike the last improvisation, where the movement is from one pitch to another unfolding over the entire improvisation, this one gives its cards right from the beginning, with all the material being presented within the first minute or so.  Rather, I let the material get used in as many ways as it wanted to which seemed to be more of an exploration of their simple intervalic relationship rather than something else.  I’ll give away something I like using: the opening registration in the hands, on the swell, is 8′ Celeste and 4′ Flute.  This actually creates something shorter than an equal tempered octave and some very cool orchestral sounds.

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