Recordings, Transcriptions, and Arrangements from Previous Years

Prelude 10 in E Minor (The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I)

Last updated January 26, 2023


This is one of the more well-known Preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier, other than the ones in C Major and C Minor, and has made appearances in possibly more than one movie soundtrack. The presto section should really be much faster; my version does not yet have enough of the fury the piece demands—a necessary reminder to continue working on my technique and not overestimate my progress. (“Remind yourself that overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer.”)

Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ

Last updated January 6, 2023


Despite its simplicity, this organ piece evokes some deep emotions, at once wistful and full of hope—“almost as if you had a glimpse of the black abyss, but were steered away from it.” I was privileged to see Yo-Yo Ma live some years ago, and his arrangement for cello, mandolin, and double bass in particular left a lasting impression on me. Some pieces really do have that effect, I suppose.
Harpsichord version, in Baroque tuning and Werckmeister temperament: