The organ version was composed in August of 2001. The two piano version was born about a year later. The piano solo version was recently finished. The scores will all show that they are in the same key. However, the mp3's are not. The intended key is D flat Dorian, as in the piano solo version. I thought it might be interesting to show all three together, to see the development. They are really very close to identical.
I haven't had the time to listen to music here lately and it was nice to find some great music from you again here on the Saturday night. This is a very delightful piece of music. I found the organ version light and playful. The duet sounds like a great show piece and it would be fantastic to perform (my own fingers were itching ). Wonderful stuff from you.
A very enjoyable collection, Richard. I often find that the originally conceived piece has a richness to it that further iterations may lack. The organ version has a lot of emotion to it. I found the latest (single piano) version to be "kinder and gentler". It was like studying a flower as opposed to looking at a field of flowers.
Thanx for sharing these versions with us.
Frank Newman - Houston, Texas, USA, Earth, Milky Way (for our 'extended' viewership)
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Most interesting to revisit the various versions and evolution
of this, Richard. I've given these several listens over the
last few days.
I am most definitely with Phil on this, however: though I think
the piano versions (particularly the two-piano cut) are quite
succesful on their own -- the organ version just takes it all
away, hands down! Bravo!