Sometimes Textures

Sometimes Textures (2010) is a fantasy on the American spiritual Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child. The melody is treated in various ways throughout the piece: first as stark, unadorned monody, second as the basis for a haunting polyphony, and third on top of a full, harmonic accompaniment. Fittinly for this melody, the organ is never loud or grand, but rather shifts between different softer colors.