Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately Positif Organist will not be running in Fife for the 2019-202 Session. However, if you would like come to sessions in 2020-2021, please contact Sheila to let her know!
Sample Topics in Positif Organist:
The Organ and its terminology.
How to approach and understand organ music.
German Baroque Tradition: Composers including Bach, Buxtehude and Walther.
Playing and registering Traditional and Modern Hymns.
The role of the Church Organist.
French Romantic Tradition: Composers including Vierne, Guilmant, Dupre & Franck.
Performance nerves and ways to deal with them.
Leading Psalms including Metrical & Responsorial settings & Taize chants.
Choir Training: Rehearsal Technique and Conducting.
The Early English, Romantic and Modern Organ Traditions: Composers including Stanley, Elgar, & Parry.
Organ Maintenance & how the organ works: A brief demonstration.
Registering French, German & English music, hymns and Psalms.
Hymns & Voluntaries for Lent & Easter, or Advent & Christmas.
Please note this is only an example programme, and it is modified to suit the needs of the individual group.