World Premiere: Initial Memories

The World Premiere of Dan’s Initial Memories: A Divertimento for Organ and Wind Quintet> was presented by the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) College of Fine Arts and the Department of Music on November 7, 2015 in the DiCicco Rehearsal Hall, Cogswell Music Building at IUP, in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Initial Memories was performed by members of the IUP music faculty.

A four-movement divertimento, Initial Memories highlights the unique tonal aesthetic of the Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Pipe Organ, built by R. J. Brunner & Company of Silver Spring, Pa. The composition was commissioned by IUP in honor of the newly installed organ which is being used by special arrangement with the American Guild of Organists (AGO).