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Have you explored music of different eras? The Organist’s Manual by Roger E. Davis has short pieces from nearly all eras of organ composition. Take time to play through pieces to get a flavor of the music then ask for guidance finding music of a specific era.
Did you hear music you liked on our past recitals? Go back to the programs and get the name of specific composers then ask your teacher or fellow students for details.
Interested in Renaissance music? There is a wealth of information on this genre online.
What about Bach? Have you played any of the little 8 preludes and fugues? What about the gorgeous chorales from the Orgelbuchlein?
Baroque composers abound. Again, try shorter pieces in the The Organist’s Manual by Roger E. Davis to get ideas and the names of composers.
The Romantics? Mendelssohn, Franck, Boellman? See above.
Are you ready for new harmonies and rhythms? Maybe music by a contemporary composer would be for you, Again, start with Davis or ask Jeannine questions.
Do you prefer hymn-tune arrangements? Visit Darcey Press.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, organist, has a large organ studio with students of all ages and skill levels. With her husband, David Jordan, media artist of Pro-Motion Music , they are the creators and presenters of the dramatic story-driven organ and multimedia concert experiences, From Sea to Shining Sea, Bach and Sons, and Around the World in 80 Minutes. Subscribe to our free monthly e-newsletter for more intriguing and engaging articles – click here #DrJeannineJordan #OrganAndMultimediaConcert