A Tribute to Lawrence Ritchey (1939-2006)

Lawrence Ritchey was the master who taught me bells and introduced me to church music.  His love of Bach and his compositional powers were significant inspirations.  It seems that most importantly Lawrence introduced me to the art of improvisation which affected my approach to creativity throughout my life.  Lawrence is clearly one of the influential personalities.

Lanigan                                                            Lawrence Ritchey (1939-2006)


Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne trugen                   Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Nun Danket                                                      Johann Cruger (1598-1662)


Improvisation on Ode to Joy                             Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)


Gloria Patri                                                       Lawrence Ritchey (1939-2006)


Improvisation on Sebastian                               Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Christ Lag in Todes Banden                              Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Ich Halte Treulich Still                                       Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Mixolydian Suite For Bells                                Lawrence Ritchey (1939-2006)



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Revised: June 23, 2006