Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards

PDFs and Information for 2019 Summer Academy Participants

Find Important Files for the 2019 Summer Organ Academy Here!

Eastman Summer Academy Schedule (Draft of June 20, 2019)

Repertoire for the Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery – led by Professor William Porter
(Be prepared to try out at least two pieces on the organ, including one piece by Frescobaldi.)

Frescobaldi, Toccata per l’Elevatione, Fiori Musicali 1635
Frescobaldi, Toccata Avanti la Messa della Domenica, Fiori Musicali, 1635 (page 4)
Frescobaldi, Toccata Quinta from the Second Book of Toccatas (page 19)
Gabrieli Spiritata
Gerardeschi_Suonata
Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K 328 *new*
Sperindio Bertoldo Ricercar VI Tuono
Zipoli Elevazione
Zipoli Offertorio

Anthems for Sacred Music Workshop at Christ Church*- led by Prof. Stephen Kennedy and Prof. Nathan Laube
(Please choose one anthem to learn and play in the workshop; you may choose a second if you wish.)

Edward Elgar: Ave Verum (recommended for less advanced students)
F. J. Haydn: The Heavens are Telling (from The Creation)
C. V. Stanford: Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in C
Herbert Howells: Like as the Hart
William Mathias: Let the people praise thee, O God (more advanced)
G. F. Handel: Messiah (selections below recommended for more advanced students)

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)

Hymns for the workshop at Christ Church – led by Professor Stephen Kennedy
Please prepare these hymns and, if you like, bring in one or two of your favorites (or a hymn that would be a challenge).

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