Sorry for the delay. I sent this post through without checking the "notify me when a reply is posted".
Thanks so much for your great comments! I looked up the Saar and will get to the library for a copy of it in time. You're right that this work is somewhat an exercise, but then much of composition is, I feel. And the baroque devices of course lent themselves to the endeavors of the Serialists quite nicely. For you I submit a contrasting work for a mishmosh of players/synths and video, entitled "Breakfast Serial". In the piece I deploy and serialize a tone row that somewhat acts as a tonal canon. Hope you enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WohMJgk6kE
Thanks for the heads up on Notes Inegales! It has been a few years since I had to improvise the ornaments of Couperin, but I did it for my illustrious early music professor Ruth DeFord, in grad school. It's interesting what sticks with you and how it manifests later. As for the treble introductions, this is a quasi fugal expository style that I love, as well! Hearing a subject is so important. I'm really glad you enjoyed!!!
You sound like me! I would never try to write something that didn't move me in a very decided way. Putting it that way allows room for many different things. I hope you will keep playing these pieces. I am considering writing several more, and have had a good response from Cory Hall, a pianist/composer that has a publishing company called Bach Scholar. With delight, I'm attaching the recordings he has made over the passed couple of days for all to enjoy!!
Invention 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmJtnN282z8&feature=plcp
Invention 9 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06kxw4yZURc&feature=plcp