A Preview

Cathedral of St. John  810212For music lovers only. As I noted in the photos posted below, Will is working hard on his organ pieces for the AGO regional competition coming up in March. At the end of February, he is also performing at St. John’s Cathedral in Milwaukee for their Wednesday Concert Series.

Here is a recording Will made of one of his competition pieces. It is a different kind of organ piece for him, but very powerful. The ending is really exciting. It is called Suite Medievale: Acclamations, by French Composer, Jean Langlais. It was written in 1947, just after the two World Wars, and the dissonance of the piece speaks to the dissonance of the times. At the end, Christ is triumphant in these Acclamations. Just as He always is.

6 thoughts on “A Preview

  1. I’ll be there! It’s so exciting to see William mature musically. He is an outstanding performer already.

  2. Tom said the other night how astonishing it is to see this 16-year-old kid who used to carry his trumpet case to the choir lofts around town play these organs. Just wait until Peter starts showing his interests. Your children will amaze you.

  3. I can relate to the hours of “Will working hard …” Our three daughters were blessed with proficiency at the piano. Home schooling gave them the perfect setting for organizing their schedules for extra “work”. In order for all three to spend countless hours at the keys, the eldest would be practicing by 6am every morning.
    With our daughters gone, the piano sits idle and I miss the “drive of perfection” that they would put into their pieces.
    Praying for you, Will and the Schlueter family. The whole family shares in the nerves of the performer until the very final note is executed!

  4. Just listened to it. Sounds great. I find it very encouraging to see that there are still people learning how to play the organ. Not many do anymore. Good luck to Will!

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