The winter is almost over and today I thought I'll give you a short update on my activities at this time.
The last 16 weeks was a fun and busy time for me because I prepared a couple recitals from the series of "Seven Centuries of Organ Music" at Vilnius University St. John's church. Recital 11 was devoted to the music of Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706) and his cycle of variations "Hexachordum Apollinis" (1699), and Recital 12 - to the 6 Biblical Sonatas (published 1700) of Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722).
Also as many of you know, just last weekend I played an improvised concert "The Fight Between David and Goliath" at the same church with the saxophonist Petras Vysniauskas who feels equally at home in the realm of jazz and free improvisation. It was extremely fascinating event both for us and our listneners.
Additionally, at this time I was busy creating training materials for my Organ Sight-Reading Master Course and Bach Organ Mastery (Level 1) simultaneausly. This week I finished recording the last video for the Bach course.
Since many of my readers asked for a different pricing options and a possibility to sign up for individual Prelude and Fugue from the Bach course, today I made some adjustments to this course.
My upcoming plans for March are to play the 13th recital from the series of "Seven Centuries of Organ Music" this time devoted to the music of Bach.
And of course, I will continue writing helpful tips and advices about various aspects of organ playing so that all of you could grow as organists and achieve your goals. Thanks to everyone who sends me questions about specific issues or problems you are facing. This way I can be more in tune with your needs.
Because the Secrets of Organ Playing community is growing constantly (currently 850+ people), to answer every email and question the same day is becoming a little challenging but I will continue trying hard to answer as soon as I can. But if ever there is a time when you don't receive an immediate response from me, please understand the situation and don't feel ignored.
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