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Sketch in F Major Op. 1, No. 1 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part II]

This short study paired with No. 2 is dedicated to a disabled child and works a free theme of Louis Vierne's which is twice interrupted by contrasting periods in the minor key [33 measures]. Easy.

Sketch in Bb Major, Op. 1, No. 2 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part II]

This short study paired with No. 1 is also dedicated to a disabled child and works a free theme of Louis Vierne's twice interrrupted by contrasting periods in the minor key [33 measures]. Easy.

Recessional in D Major Op. 2 -- See blog/archive [Your Ideas]

This rousing postlude dedicated to my friend Dr. Vidas Pinkevicius works a hymn-like tune mostly homophonically in simple triple time and ends with great finality [78 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Processional March in Eb Major Op. 3 -- See blog/archive [Marching]

This work dedicated to the memory of my friend Dr. Mario Salvador treats a rousing march theme polyphonically in a variety of ways and ends with a spirited flourish [80 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Variations in C Major Op. 4 -- See blog/archive [Monotony]

This big work dedicated to the memory of my friend Don Baker consists of a baker's dozen (13) variations on a theme which is developed in a variety of contrapuntal ways [258 measures]. Difficult.

Prelude Internationale in Bb Major Op. 5 -- See blog/archive [Learning by Example]

This piece dedicated to the memory of Louis Vierne takes a free theme derived from Variations Op. 4 and develops it in the 6-part form he taught for improvisation [66 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Fugue a la gigue in D Major Op. 6 -- See blog/archive [Audience Appeal]

Dedicated to the memory of my friend Bill Hulub, this 4 voice "jig" is a fast paced, exuberant, rhythmic dance fugue for full organ whose theme derives from Variations Op. 4 [103 measures]. Difficult.

Voluntary in G Major Op. 7 -- See blog/archive [Apples]

After a brief introduction this fugue dedicated to the memory of my friend Edna Cherrick develops a theme with 2 countersubjects which are combined at the end [44 measures]. Moderate difficulty.

Diapason Movement in G Major Op. 8 -- See blog/archive [Look Inside]

This short, quiet prelude dedicated to the memory of my friend Bill Hinton develops one theme and incorporates a 2 voice canon based upon the tenor line of the harmony [32 measures]. Easy.

Choral in d minor Op. 9 -- See blog/archive [Getting Started With Writing, Part III]

This quiet prelude dedicated to the memory of my friend Robert Barrows presents 2 themes, works one of them in 2 voice canon, and then combines them in the parallel major key [58 measures]. Easy.

These scores were inspired by the sound of the historic IV/53 Kimball organ of the Cathedral of the Scottish Rite in Saint Louis, Missouri [See menu bar, Photos 3], a fully expressive and truly musical instrument of 143 speaking stops.