Mortality

Fugue W. Zeitler [PIANO] "The Church of Christ in Every Age" Improvisation One of the big themes of Lent is "ashes to ashes, dust to dust … to dust you shall return." In short, Mortality. Our bodies are of course comprised of cells, each with its own lifespan. The cells lining your stomach live about…

Toccatas in Dm

Toccata in Dm ("Dorian")      J.S.Bach (1685-1750) "Ah, Holy Jesus" Improvisation J.S. Bach’s arguably most infamous piece is his "Toccata and Fugue in D minor" — well known from Disney’s Fantasia, Captain Nemo plays it in Disney’s version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and it appears in too many horror movies in which the…

Metrics

"Of Foreign Lands & Places"      R. Schumann (1810-1856) "Be Thou My Vision" Improvisation When I was a teenager, I fell in love with the music of Bach. I ‘moved out’ at age 17, and my adequate but meager income generated with my little self-employed business (too young to be legally employable, or even open…