Lucia Fest Organ Improvisation 2019
Yesterday I was invited to play the organ at my church before the annual Lucia Fest concert that is organized by the Swedish Embassy in Lithuania. They decorate the Christmas tree and after the event leave it for the congregation to enjoy.
I played improvisations based on several well-known tunes, such as Santa Lucia, Adeste Fideles and Silent Night. I wanted to create a fantasy where each tune would appear several times in different keys.
Let me know what you think:
A celebration of light
Yesterday was December 13th - the day of Saint Lucia. On this day, the Swedish people celebrate the day of light. The Swedish Embassy in Vilnius organizes an annual Luciafest with traditional children choirs singing Santa Lucia and other carols. After the concert, glögg drink and Lucia sweets in the Grand Courtyard of Vilnius University were served for everybody. I was asked to perform on the organ 20 minutes before the event started while people were gathering. Here's what happened.
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Drs. Vidas Pinkevicius and Ausra Motuzaite-Pinkeviciene
Organists of Vilnius University , creators of Secrets of Organ Playing.
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