O Gott Du Frommer Gott

Another sleepless night, so another bit of music to tide us over while we’re practicing social isolation.

Sometimes I would bring my laptop to church and play into it from two synthesizers as if they were two manuals of a pipe organ. The sounds didn’t come from the synthesizers, however. The sounds came from within the laptop. They were sampled sounds of actual pipe organ pipes from around the world.

This piece, by J. S. Bach, is a piece just for manuals (there’s no pedal part) so I was able to do it on the two synths.

I remember when I was a little kid listening to recordings of Albert Schweitzer playing organ. I wondered: Why does he play so slowly?! I played everything at least two times as fast as he did. Well…now I know why he did! LOL I’m at least 20 years older now than he was back then. My tempi have a lot more lasagna in them than hot peppers.

Same disclaimer as last time: this is mistakes and all. It’s offered only to help you remember what Sunday mornings used to be like at Lakewood UCC.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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