Go forth and tell

Go forth and tell

I play the piano for the evening services at City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, and from time to time I deputise at the organ for a morning service. Often for the closing voluntary I will play an improvisation on the closing hymn. Occasionally I will prepare the “improvisation” as a composition. That has two advantages: it will sound more polished, and I can reuse it.

Here is one such “composed improvisation”. It is based on the hymn tune Go Forth by Michael Bauchen, which is used for the hymn Go forth and tell by J E Seddon. I first played it on organ, and this recording is of a piano version.

Hymn tune, Go Forth
Composed improvisation, Go forth and tell

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