2005 Murphy organ at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
2005 Murphy organ at Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD

Imaginary Beings #0736

…reading notes from a page is one thing, but improvising something new, ‘out of thin air’, is a remarkable skill.

SIETZE de VRIES: 3 Versets on Psalm 101 –Consortium Locale, Fokko Oldenhuis, conductor; Sietze de Vries (1727 Müller/Jacobijnerkerk, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands) JSB Records 10113

TOM TRENNEY: Variations on Immortal, Invisible, Saint DenioTom Trenney (2005 Murphy/St. Mark Lutheran, Baltimore, MD) Raven OAR-870

PETER PLANYAVSKY: Missa Improvisata, Introit; Kyrie; GloriaPeter Planyavsky (1758 Pirchner/Brixen Cathedral, Italy) Motette CD MOT 10541

WAGER & ÅSTRAND: Two Jazz Improvisations: Soon and Plateau –Anders Åstrand, marimba; Mattias Wager (1992 Klais/Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavik, Iceland) Opus 3 CD-19802

OTTO MARIA KRÄMER: Variations on Misericordias dominiOtto Maria Krämer (1948 Steinmeyer; 1996 Göckel/St. Franziskuskirche, Pforzheim, Germany) Unda Maris UM-20231

FRANZ LEHRNDORFER: Improvisation on the Folksong Spannenlanger HanselFranz Lehrndorfer (1959 Steinmeyer/Hochschule für Musik, Munich, Germany) Celestial Harmonies CD-13208

JEAN GUILLOU: SaturnaleJean Guillou (1989 van den Heuvel/Église Saint-Eustache, Paris, France) Dorian DOR 90101

CAMERON CARPENTER: Concert Improvisation on Popular Themes –Cameron Carpenter (1998 Hendrickson/Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN) Pipedreams Archive recorded May 5, 2005

Filler –SIETZE DE VRIES (see above)


Each of these selections was created spontaneously, ‘imagined’ in the moment, either in concert or during the recording session.