Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards

PDFs for 2018 Summer Academy Participants

Find Important Files for the 2018 Summer Organ Academy Here!

Schedule for 2018 Academy:

Coming soon!

Repertoire for the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery – led by Professor Edoardo Bellotti
(Be prepared to try out at least two pieces on the organ.)

Frescobaldi, Toccata per l’Elevatione, Fiori Musicali 1635
Gabrieli Spiritata
Giovanni Paolo Colonna Fuga
Poglietti Aria Bizzarra del Rossignolo
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K 328 *new*
Sperindio Bertoldo Ricercar VI Tuono
Zipoli Elevazione
Zipoli Offertorio

Anthems for the masterclass at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church*led by Nathan Laube
Be prepared to play at least one anthem at the masterclass. For the Stanford, learn both the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis or just the Magnificat.)

C. V. Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C
Herbert Howells: Like as the Hart
William Mathias: Let the people praise thee, O God
G. F. Handel: Messiah

If you choose the Messiah, we recommend you learn one of the following, but feel to choose any other from Part I:
~~No. 9 – Aria (and Chorus): O Thou that Tellest Good Tidings to Zion (p. 48 of PDF)
~~No. 12 – Chorus: For Unto Us a Child is Born (p. 57 of PDF)
~~No. 44 – Chorus: Hallelujah (p. 159 of PDF)

*Location may change

Hymns for the workshop at Christ Church – led by Professor Stephen Kennedy

Hymn 48: O Day of Radiant Gladness
Hymn 324: Picardy
Hymn 379: God is Love
Hymn 603: When Christ Was Lifted from the Earth

A note from Stephen Kennedy regarding hymn preparation:
Students should play the hymns as though from memory or by ear, meaning the harmonies are completely internalized and they can sing along to the melody while playing. Students can facilitate this by labeling the chords as best they can, using knowledge of chord function and understanding where each phrase goes (to a half cadence, to a deceptive cadence, etc). 

Focus on the following during your preparation: 
1. Text and the musical phrase
2. Tempo, time, touch, and texture
3. Introductions and interludes
4. Soloing out the melody
5. Decoration