I'm starting to work on creating a set of 6 variations on the hymn tune "O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee". This is a commission of my subscriber Judith Miller, who will play this piece as part of her recital in April.
Originally she wanted me to help find an organ piece on the topic of Service and Stewardship because her recital will be based on the stained glass windows in a church which has a 2 manual organ. These windows are dedicated to the elderly couple who served faithfully to this church.
As it often happens, because I couldn't find easily such a piece I decided to create my own. Judith wanted me to use a variety of rhythms, meters, tempos, registrations, dynamic levels, and textures. The variations should be about 5 minutes of duration.
In order to help other people learn to compose organ variations in modern style, I'm creating my Modern Variation Workshop (it's with 50% discount until the end of September). In this video program you will see my compositional process with detailed explanations which you can apply to the hymn tune of your choice to create your own variations.