As some of you might remember, last Sunday I played a recital of improvised music on the 19th century village church organ in Mosedis. I planned the theme of the recital so it would work like an organ Mass, with Prelude, Introit, Kyrie, Gloria, Offertory, Communion, Postlude and other important parts of the Mass (total o 11 movements).
Today I would like to share with you Pastorale improvisation which could work as a Communion piece. This improvisation is modal in character and may also remind you a dance Siciliana because of its dotted rhythms and 6/8 meter.
Notice the reaction of some listeners - clearly it was the first time they heard modern sounding music on the organ. Also it was quite cold in the church (10 degrees Celsius) and I had to wear special gloves which was easy to make (I had to cut the fingertips out of the regular gloves).
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