The Star

Ricercar                    Vincenzo Galilei (1520–1591) [ORGAN] Come, Thou Long Expected Jeuss Improvisation There are many elements to the Advent/Christmas Story, and one on which I would like to focus this Advent season is ’The Star’. ’The Star in the East” is the tiniest of elements in the…

Mysterium Tremendum

Prelude in Bm (BWV 544)   J. S. Bach (1685-1750) [big angst ORGAN] “Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past” Improvisation One of God’s many characteristics has been described as “Mysterium Tremendum” — Latin for “Tremendous Mystery”. After all, S/He is indeed ultimately unfathomable. How can we the created ever really grasp the Creator? Let’s imagine…