Annunciation Music Series presents


Dr. Edward Berryman, John Seboldt, Organ and Synthesizers

Sunday, April 30, 1995, 3:00 p.m., Church of the Annunciation

Sinfonia 1 from Canata #35 (J.S. Bach)

"Sheep May Safely Graze" (J.S. Bach)

"Now Thank We All our God" (J.S. Bach)

Dawn (Cyril Jenkins)

Waltz from "Souvenirs" (Samuel Barber)

Prelude to "Parsifal" (Richard Wagner)

Dr. Berryman, synthesizers
"Deck Thyself, My Soul, with Gladness" (J.S. Bach)
Mr. Seboldt, synthesizer and organ
Rondo and Finale from "Firebird" (Igor Stravinsky)

Notes for online readers:

Dr. Berryman played his synth array (described in the 1994 program), while John's "workstation" was the organ plus the Ensoniq VFX-SD synthesizer. The works were played by both performers except for the two solo numbers.

The Bach "Schmuecke dich" chorale utilized a split keyboard on the synthesizer: a rich synthesized pluck/sustain for the accompaniment, a smooth "horn" sound for the ornamented melody, the bass being played on the organ pedal division (no MIDI interface being available at this time). Each sound utilized the keyboard's polyphonic aftertouch capability to permit subtle (and not-so-subtle!) dynamic/brilliance swells on individual notes. These shadings were most noticeable in the ornamented melody, and though not always perceived in the accompaniment, added an element of control to the sustained element of the sound.