An Improvisation Journal

In 2017, organist Aaron David Miller started a year-long musical journal documenting various improvisations created for concerts, music events, and worship services at his home congregation, The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN.  Aaron took one improvisation per week and transcribed it for his fellow organists.

The first six months of this project are posted below.  Each improvisation includes a free download of the transcription along with a recording.  These improvisations stem from a variety of musical genres.  The transcriptions are intended as a gift to his colleagues and an encouragement for the future of organ improvisation.

Zipped file of all PDFs

FALL

Maestoso
PDF - Audio
Galant Intermezzo
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on NYLAND
PDF - Audio

WINTER

ADVENT
Postlude on VENI EMMANUEL
PDF - Audio
Three Settings of WACHET AUF
PDF - Audio
Toccata on WACHET AUF
PDF - Audio
Advent Antiphons
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on WACHET AUF
PDF - Audio

CHRISTMAS
Improvisation on VENITE ADMOREMUS
PDF - Audio
Toccata in Bb
PDF - Audio

EPIPHANY
Chorale Prelude on WIE SCHÖN LEUCHTET
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on IN BABILONE
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on MORNING STAR
PDF - Audio
Fantasy on SIMPLE GIFTS
PDF - Audio

SPRING

LENT
Vignette: Willow Tree
PDF - Audio
Caprice
PDF - Audio
Wayward Pastorale
PDF - Audio
Cuckoo
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on RHOSYMEDRE
PDF - Audio
Air in E minor
PDF - Audio
Vocalise
PDF - Audio
Allegro con forza
PDF - Audio
Ash Wednesday Procession
PDF - Audio
The Pew Stuffers
PDF - Audio
Chorale Prelude on ABERYSTWYTH
PDF - Audio

EASTER
Postlude on PUER NOBIS NASCITUR

PDF - Audio