Academic Resources & Downloads

Academic Resources | General

The Academic Resources pages carry a variety of material which is either complete in itself or is to be seen as complementary to printed material.

This page contains links to some of the additional (non RCO Library) resources which have been digitised for download.

Members who are logged in can download these resources via the links below, or return to the main Academic Resources & Downloads page at any time by clicking here.

The following resources are currently available:

  1. Beyond the Printed Edition: Buxtehude's Organ Music (Geoffrey Webber, 2007)
  2. A Chronological Checklist of Claviorgans and References to Claviorgans (Terence Charlston, 2009)
  3. Lost legacy: organs destroyed in London's Blitz, and what replaced them (David S. Knight, 2010; published in Choir & Organ magazine, September/October 2010)
  4. A History of the Royal College of Organists' Library (Robin Langley)
  5. 150 for 150 Grand Finale: Martin Baker & Simon Holt in Conversation


Beyond the Printed Edition: Buxtehude's Organ Music (Geoffrey Webber, 2007)

Buxtehude Commentary - Preface
Buxtehude Commentary - Introduction and Index
Buxtehude Commentary Pt I - Non-chorale compositions ex C
Buxtehude Commentary Pt II - Non-chorale compositions ex D
Buxtehude Commentary Pt III - Non-chorale compositions ex E
Buxtehude Commentary Pt IV - Non-chorale compositions ex F and F#
Buxtehude Commentary Pt V - Non-chorale compositions ex G
Buxtehude Commentary Pt VI - Non-chorale compositions ex A (and Quarti Toni)
Buxtehude Commentary Pt VII - Chorale compositions A-M
Buxtehude Commentary Pt VIII - Chorale compositions N - Z
Buxtehude Commentary - Aspects of Performance Practice

A Chronological Checklist of Claviorgans and References to Claviorgans (Terence Charlston, 2009)

Checklist and References to Claviorgans - Preface
Article from RCO Journal 3 (2009)
Claviorgan checklist (October 2009)
Sound files - index
Claviorgan sound files 1-10
Claviorgan sound files 11-20
Claviorgan sound files 21-29

Lost legacy: organs destroyed in London's Blitz, and what replaced them (David S. Knight, 2010; published in Choir & Organ magazine, Sept/Oct 2010)

This article first appeared in the September/October 2010 issue of Choir & Organ magazine. Copyright Rhinegold Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

David S. Knight first presented this material as part of a paper for a meeting of the British Institute of Organ Studies held in November 2009, in the City of London. The paper was given in the church of St Dunstan in the West where the organ, although not destroyed in the war, was rebuilt shortly after it by Willis & Co. The organ has recently been restored by David Wells and remains as an example of mid-twentieth century English organ building.

Lost Legacy - Organs Destroyed in London's Blitz
Lost Legacy - NPOR links

A History of The Royal College of Organists' Library

By Robin Langley, College Librarian, 1990-2003

History of the RCO Library

150 for 150 Grand Finale: Martin Baker & Simon Holt in Conversation

This is a recording of the pre-concert talk held at the Royal Festival Hall on 10 December 2014, on the occasion of the Grand Finale of the College's anniversary 150 for 150 Recital Challenge.

Composer Simon Holt and recitalist Martin Baker discuss with Andrew McCrea the inspiration for The Legend of Melusine, a co-commission between the RCO and Southbank Centre, and explore the challenges and pleasures of writing for voice and organ.

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