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 the 3rd piece from a major collection entitled Ten Pieces for Organ Op. 1-9, 2 Staff.
It is worked in "keyboard style" without observing the limits of voice ranges and is relatively easy to learn and play. It has no pedal part. It would be difficult to find another recessional score written in simple triple time under
3 minutes in length and pitched at the easy intermediate skill level, where the stretch for the hands is kept at an octave or less, that has the same characteristics, that's just as effective.
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This score makes a gift that keeps on giving. Any royalties due the composer are donated to charity.
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.
A description for how this piece was put together has been posted on this web site [See blog, 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 Secrets of Organ Playing (www.organduo.lt). He
has recorded over 300 online podcasts with organists and builders 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 OrganBench and the writing of every score this author has composed.