Hymns

Variations on “My Country, Tis of Thee”      L. Beethoven (1770-1827) [PIANO] “When In Our Music God is Glorified”    [ORGAN — note: offertory and postlude are ALWAYS organ, due to the logistics of me running up and down the stairs.] “All Glory, Laud and Honor”      arr. J.S. Bach [ORGAN] with Curtiss…

Sources and Sinks

“The Laughing Sage”      W. Zeitler [PIANO] “Oh, My Soul, Bless Your Redeemer” Improvisation [ORGAN] In electronics there is the concept of ‘sources’ and ‘sinks’. An electronics ‘source’ provides current to a circuit (for example, a battery), while a ‘sink’ consumes electricity (for example, a light bulb). I think this concept can also be…

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

Woodland Dance        W. Zeitler [PIANO] “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” Improvisation [ORGAN] Robert Robinson (1735-1790) had a rough beginning. His father died when he was aged five, but his maternal grandfather, Robert Wilkin, a wealthy gentleman of Mildenhall, who had never reconciled himself to his daughter’s lowly marriage, disinherited his grandson…

Coping with happiness

A Pentecost Prelude       C. Callahan [ORGAN + FLUTE] Susan Addington, Flute Meditation on “Jerusalem” [ORGAN] Improvisation [ORGAN] Who has trouble coping with happiness? The challenge is how to cope with adversity — when difficulty or calamity befalls, or we see Injustice we feel called to address. One classic approach was articulated by the…