Composing for the Organ: the Basics

Piano music depends on how you hit the keys; Organ music depends on how you let go of them.

Composing for the Organ

“Now that you’ve completed your comp degree, some advice: really, write for whatever you want. Except, well, for the organ. Don’t write for that… it’s impossible to figure it out.” A friend once told me his comp professor (at a mid-west school that will remain unnamed…) rather unceremoniously offered this as advice. Being an organist, …

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