Premiere: Dr. Philip Manwell, organ, Dr. Andrew Heglund, percussion, Music of American Composers, Trinity Episcopal Church, Reno, Nevada, October 9, 2016
Previously performed in an arrangement for organ and handbells by Cyril Deaconoff, organ, First Presbyterian Church, Oakland, California, March 8, 2015
Feels Like a Passacaglia (2015) is a one-movement work for organ with pitched-percussion instruments. While tnot a true passacaglia, the music has a similarly insistent quality and a simple bass line underlying its development. I personally find this music to be quite uplifting!