I'm delighted to present to you this improvisation recital. The idea behind it takes me at the beginning of this week when I first heard the chorale tune In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr (English translation - Thou who art my dearest gem) played by the Dutch organist and improviser Sietze de Vries during organ Vespers at Martinikerk Groningen.
In Dutch this tune is known as Lied 241. When he shared the video I couldn't get out this melody from my head, it started sounding to me day and night. I started singing and playing it continuously. There I decided to play a recital based on this tune alone.
So today you will hear a set of variations based on In dich hab ich gehoffet Herr which I'm naturally playing on Martinikerk Groningen. Hope you will enjoy it!
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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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