Complete Organ Method by John Stainer; F. Flaxington Harker (Editor)This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument followed by an explanation of organ construction, a thorough discussion of the various stops and their management, and a major section devoted to practical study — including detailed pedal techniques, precision in manual touch, hand-foot independence, pedal scales, trios, and finger substitution to achieve a perfect legato.
Call Number: MT 182 .S71 O73 2003
Publication Date: 2003-12-12
Organ Technique by George Ritchie; George B. StaufferThis systematic approach to organ technique focuses on a modern legato technique for organ music composed after 1750, and an articulated technique for works written before that date. The authors also present useful information on accompanying anthems and solos and on adapting piano and orchestral accompaniments to the organ.
Call Number: MT 182 .R575 O74 1992
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
Methods of Organ Playing by Harold GleasonThirty-five years of organ teaching and years of research as a musicologist have made Gleason's guide one of the most reputable and well-documented of its kind on the market today, providing future organists with the musical and technical foundation necessary for mastering the fine art of organ playing.
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