Understanding
Organ Symphony Assistant

In order to make your experience an enjoyable one, please be sure to read all the information contained here.  It will be vital to your success in using Organ Symphony Assistant!

What Kind Of MP3 File Is Right For You? 

EASY: Download the MP3 with a built-in click track that can be played through your laptop into a headphone set or into a stereo system.  All you need to do is play along! If you prefer the convenience of your iphone or ipad, you must download the file to your computer first and then transfer it to your ios device. 

BETTER: Download the orchestra-only MP3 along with a separate click track-only MP3 (available at no charge) to your computer and then load them both into a multiple output Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). This way, you can direct your files to two different audio locations (I have a Reaper DAW that I use in conjunction with a Behringer FCA610 interface which directs the audio tracks to two separate outputs).   The orchestral track is sent via the audio interface to an audio system and the click track to an earpiece.  Although a little more complex, this method will allow you to perform any of the pieces without external sound from the click track.  With the two-track method, you'll be able to create clean-sounding audition recordings or videos!

This would be particularly ideal for Hauptwerk users.

More Information about Reaper Digital Audio Workstation 
More Information about Behringer Audio Interface  

Video Example of the two-track method of Organ Symphony Assistant

Please click on the YouTube link to hear a segment of the Rheinberger Organ Concerto no. 1 in F.  The organ part is being performed on a small two-manual organ and the Organ Symphony Assistant audio file is playing through a home audio setup. The wire running from the audio interface goes to a click track earpiece.  On top of the organ, there is a computer, which is running the"Reaper"  digital audio workstation.  

Organ Symphony Assistant NOTES

Along with each audio file are notes intended to help guide you when you are ready to play your organ part together with the orchestra.  These notes indicate the locations of tempo changes and lead-in measures. There are also specific notes about the click tracks.  Always remember to listen first to your audio file while following along, not playing, with your score.  After listening at least once, you can then better enjoy the exciting challenges of playing together with the OSA score.  This should lead to a more rewarding experience. 


 

  • BE SURE TO PURCHASE THE AUDIO FILES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU!
    File no. 1 is complete with a click track and ready to be used upon download. This format will easily allow you to play it from your device through headphones or an audio system.
    File nos. 2 and 3 must be used simultaneously with a digital audio workstation (DAW) and an audio interface. For more information go to the section above titled "What kind of MP3 file is right for you?".

     
  • Organ Symphony Assistant files is intended for study or entertainment use only.  Practical and sensible articulation, tempo changes and dynamics have been chosen but are in no way meant to be definitive academic interpretations.  Please be aware of that if you choose to use OSA for any audio or video recordings.
     
  • And finally...
    Any files purchased are for your personal use only.  Please do not share these files directly with friends or colleagues but,  instead, provide them the website location of Organ Symphony Assistant.

 

 Try it  FREE!
Click the link below to begin enjoying the Sonata in C by W. A. Mozart

There are both click-track and non click-track versions.  However, as the orchestra plays continuously throughout  this entire piece, the MP3 can be played easily without a click track. You can also download the sheet music!

Sonata in C, K. 263 by W. A. Mozart

READY TO PURCHASE? 
Just go to any of the following pages:
Three Organ Concerti by G. F. Handel
Two Organ Concerti by Josef Rheinberger
Fantaisie Triomphale by Theodore Dubois

Symphonie no. 1 by Alexandre Guilmant
Suite in G Major by Ottorino Respighi

Organ Concerto in G Minor by Francis Poulenc
Kammermusik no. 7 by Paul Hindemith
Symphonie Concertante by Joseph Jongen
 

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