AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS – LESSONS FOR THE NEW ORGANIST
By Frederick Hohman, AGO Committee on Continuing Professional Education
Lesson 1: A
Pianist’s First Steps in Transitioning to the Organ
MISC. ORGAN LESSONS
Organ Fundamentals (1972) Longer version, but poorer quality - Vintage video with Alexander Schreiner, Douglas E. Bush, and Trudy Barnes "Provides an introduction to the organ - the keyboard, pedal board, and stops. Offers instruction on effective organ playing, including manual technique and pedal technique."
Tabernacle Organ 101 (2014) Richard Elliott, principal Tabernacle organist, introduces the various components that make up the Tabernacle organ on Temple Square.
A Church Organist's Primer Part I: Manual and Pedal Technique (1990s) "Sally Cherrington explains and demonstrates the basic elements of manual technique, pedal technique and notation, understanding console controls, and playing hymns and the liturgy" on the Allen organ.
A Church Organist's Primer Part II: Registration Sally Cherrington introduces the student to the art of selecting stops appropriate to a wide variety of organ literature from various historical periods and traditions.
A Church Organist's Primer Part III: Hymn Accompaniment Salley Cherrington "introduces the student to accompaniment techniques for a wide variety of hymnody from traditional to gospel to contemporary. Examine a variety of hymnals for major denominations. Learn secrets to indexes cross-referencing subject, author, composer, and source. Find out what works and what doesn't in leading group singing. Discover a wealth of source materials for a rebirth of congregational singing in your church. Even pianists and other keyboardists will learn valuable skills."
Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing – Richard Elliott, arr. Dale Wood
Epic Halloween Organ Solo - Toccata in D Minor – (2017) Richard Elliott
We Three Kings (Organ Trio) – (2016) Tabernacle organists Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, and Clay Christiansen – Christmas Concert
Abide with Me, ‘Tis Eventide Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
All Creatures of Our God and King Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
Come, Ye Children of the Lord (2017) Tabernacle organist Linda Margetts performs the Spanish melody "Come, Ye Children of the Lord," arranged by James C. Kasen. Episode 4596. Aired October 15, 2017.
How Firm a Foundation (2014) Tabernacle Organist Richard Elliott performs "How Firm a Foundation" by J. Ellis and arranged by Richard Elliott. Episode 4402. January 26, 2014
Jesus Once of Humble Birth Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee Rob Stefanussen performs music from the organ repertoire on his Hauptwerk Virtual Pipe Organ. Arr. Robert Cundick
Joy to the World Let Earth Receive Her King! (Joy to the World) - Richard Elliott Organ Solo
Sweet Hour of Prayer Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
The Spirit of God Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
Where Can I Turn for Peace? Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
O My Father Alena Hall at the University of Utah Libby Gardner Concert Hall.
French Documentary - "In the Belly of the Organ of Notre-Dame" - With English Subtitles - Olivier Latry
"Olivier Latry, organist of the Great Organ of Notre-Dame, takes us on a journey through the mechanism of his beloved companion, a musical instrument which has served as both witness and protagonist through history’s incredible twists and turns. Despite its religious function as intended by its builders and its service to composers through the centuries, the Great Organ Cavaillé-Coll has withstood the test of time, and ultimately reveals its absolute modernity…"
· Standing the test of time: Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris (a history)