As part of our meditation on the doctrine of Creation, Grady Lynn composed a solo for piano entitled Creation. Directly below this text is the audio recording of the piece. If you want more information about the piece, what Grady was striving to accomplish, or to delve deeper into the applied music theory in the composition, you'll find an artist's statement below the audio embed.

Grady Lynn performing his solo for piano, Creation.

Grady Lynn performing his solo for piano, Creation.

In this composition for piano, I tried to represent God’s transformation of a formless, dark, and void separation into a universe that is both full and beautiful.

In the beginning, there is a dissonant separation, a few swaying notes that really don’t sound like they’re going anywhere on their own. But then comes the voice of God, soft at first, giving meaning and motion to the darkness.

As time moves on the voice begins filling in sound, gradually pulling it down from the high notes, and building in complexity. The chords and melody are often at 7ths in intervals, because seven is the number of creation.

Then we suddenly have a change. We have a set of triplets (groups of three notes) that builds and builds in complexity and beauty while also building in pitch.

The triune God builds the beauty of nature out of the dust, forging more complexity and wonder as he goes. This continues until we reach a climax.

Finally, the piece returns to 7ths, for it is time for the rest at the end of God’s work.
— Grady Lynn

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