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We all admire the seemless registration changes effected by cathedral organists and others in their choral accompaniments. Jeremiah Stephenson, Acting Director of Music at All Saints' Church Margaret Street, will show you how to achieve the same effects using the 66-stop Harrison & Harrison organ of 1910 at All Saints'.
What to prepare
The class will be based around choral accompaniment, though many of the technques discussed will be equally applicable to the playing of solo organ repertoire from the 19th-century and later.
Everyone is asked to prepare the accompaniment to the 'Evening Hymn' by Henry Balfour Gardiner, a piece beloved of parish church and cathedral choirs alike. Please note that the free download on the cpdl site is not legal in the UK as the composer's music is still just in copyright. Not everybody need play the Balfour Gardiner in the class, so you are encouraged also to bring a psalm with Anglican chant and/or any other anthem/service accompaniment with which you would like help.
Fee: RCO Members £66; Non-members £77. Observer places (available once four playing places have been booked): RCO Members £24; Non-members £27