Annunciation Music Series presents


Dr. Edward Berryman, John Seboldt, June Hudson, Organ and Synthesizers

Sunday, May 15, 1994, 3:00 p.m., Church of the Annunciation, Minneapolis

Sinfonia to Canata #29, "We Thank Thee, God" (J.S. Bach)

Violin Sonata No. 3 J.S. Bach

Organ Sonata in E Minor (J.S. Bach)
Un poco allegro
Folk Tune (Percy W. Whitlock)

Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun (Claude Debussy)

Polychrome I (Edward Berryman)


Toccata, "Tu es petra" (Henri Mulet)

June Hudson, organ
Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
Edward Berryman, synthesizers
Adagio for Strings, op. 11 (Samuel Barber)
John Seboldt, organ and synthesizer
  • [organ live, synthesizer sequenced with Performer]
  • "Finlandia", Symphonic Poem (Jean Sibelius)

    "L'Arlésienne", Suite No. 2 (Georges Bizet)

  • Menuet
  • Farandole
  • Notes for online readers:

    Except for the solo pieces noted above, John and June played Ensoniq VFX-SD synthesizers, while Dr. Berryman played his multi-synth array. Master keyboards were Yamaha DX-7 and Roland A-33, with an old Moller pedalboard fitted with an InterMIDI interface.

    This "console" drove a Synapse patchbay which helped handle an Ensoniq EPS, Yamaha TG77, E-mu Proteus/2 and Vintage Keys, an older Roland synth used mostly for pedal sonorities, and a few other modules I can't remember.

    John's performance of the Barber Adagio utilized the organ played "live", with various rich sonorities from the VFX-SD driven by the computer sequencer Performer. A computer sequencer of the sophistication of Performer was required to handle the kind of tempo and meter flexibility required for such a piece. The "click" generated by the sequencer drove headphones to enable me to follow the rubatos I had set up -- the "click" varied between half, quarter, and eighth notes as needed to help me follow.

    The "L'Arlésienne" suite featured Dr. Berryman at the organ with additional synthesizer parts by John and June.