A new and exciting way to study the repertoire composed for organ and orchestra
A new and exciting way to study repertoire composed for organ and orchestra
When attending an orchestral concert today, there is always the expectation that a piece for solo instrument and orchestra will be on the program. "Concertos" have long been a mainstay on concert programs. Although piano and violin are the most frequently programmed of the concerto repertoire, there are concertos for nearly every musical instrument, including the organ.
It is unfortunate that we do not often find organ and orchestral music on concert hall programs. Part of the challenge in programming organ and orchestral music has been the lack of decent concert hall organs, except in larger venues. There are many fine organs in churches but putting on orchestral concerts in a church can be a logistical nightmare. More effort has been made to install new instruments as well as rebuild old ones in concert halls but, still, organ programming is rare. This is not only a loss for concertgoers but is also of little encouragement to organists who need to be inspired to learn this oft-neglected repertoire.
Organ Symphony Assistant has been created for just that reason. Organ Symphony Assistant is a collection of audio files that supply the full orchestration (without the organ part) of some of the well-loved music written for the organ and orchestra. You, as organist, supply the organ part!
On the next few pages, you'll learn more about Organ Symphony Assistant and how you can open the door to this exciting repertoire by, not just listening, but actually studying, practicing and even performing it from the comfort of your own home, studio or church!