Recessional in D Major Op. 2 by Dr. Steven Monrotus, dedicated to and performed by Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius at Vilnius University St. John's Church in Vilnius, Lithuania, a worship center which has the largest pipe organ in Lithuania with some 3,500 pipes.
This is one of the most beautiful mechanical action instruments in Europe speaking into one of the finest acoustics in the world.
This is a piece worked in "keyboard style" without observing the limits of voice ranges, and it's relatively
easy to learn and to play. It has no pedal part. It would be rare to find another recessional score for intermediate skill level in simple triple time under 3 minutes in length that's this effective.
Organists are always looking for new
music, and this work, along with all the other scores posted here as an unusual free download, are written so the stretch for the hands is an octave or less. This is not the kind of music that's likely to disappear after
a few years and be replaced by something more up to date.
Listeners will note the powerful, pervading bass in this work which came about from using 2 hands on the main manual only, without employing the Pedal stops.
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copy of this score ... See menu bar [FREE STUFF subpage, 2 STAFF OP. 1-9].
For a description of how this piece was put together ... See blog/archive [YOUR IDEAS].
Dr. Pinkevicius, the dedicatee of this work, is one of the finest performers in
the world, a phenomenal and genius improvisor, an extraordinarily good teacher, an industrious and dedicated devotee of the pipe organ, and an inspired composer and transcriber of organ music. We thank him for recording this piece along with many others
and posting it on Youtube for public viewing.
NOTE: Dr. Pinkevicius is the webmaster of the Secrets of Organ Playing [ www.organduo.lt ] blog. He has recorded
over one hundred on line podcasts with organists from around the world, has written hundreds of articles on organ playing, teaches music at Vilnius University, teaches the organ through the Unda Maris studio in Vilnius, provides private instruction in organ
playing, gives frequent recitals, has mentored many organ students from all over the globe, and has made many educational videos on various aspects of organ playing. He was also instrumental (no pun intended) in providing critical guidance and encouragement
leading to the launching of Organ Bench [ www.organbench.com ] as a web site and the composition of every score posted here.