Hi all, I have just written a Christmas carol for the local community choir. They have just requested an organ part, although I realise in all these years I have not written an organ part.... Might anyone have some tips for me please? All yhe best, Sacha...

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  • Tips of writing for a church organ ie: how to write into the score the use of stops and pedals etc...
    This is so it can be read and played by the organist, rather than a recording or digital simulation of some sort.

    Thanks.

    Sacha.

    Ray Kemp said:
    Tips on what?
    Do you have a keyboard and some organ sounds?
    Surely a few held chords as a backing for the vocal lines will do the trick.
  • Hi Sacha--

    If you're using Sibelius 6 there's a soundfont I believe they included with it--"Jeux"--which is a good, free way to start if you cant get to a real organ.

    If its not there or you're using SIb 5, (like me) please contact Daniel Spreadbury at Sibelius for help, in obtaining and installing it.

    daniel.spreadbury@avid.com

    Hope that helps:)
    Bob Morabito
  • Thanks Gentlemen,

    I'm not using any software as its composed using a paper score, but thank you for your advice..

    It really is just markings for organ which i am after..

    All the best,

    Sacha
  • Josef,

    Thank you for that. Much nearer to what I am looking for, thanks...
    I will attempt it and see how I get on :)

    Cheers,

    Sacha.



    Josef Körnik said:
    Well, I think it's really as simple as indicating which stop(s) to use at a given moment, and a registration key at the beginning - learn all the names of the stops and what they represent as far as the sound is concerned, and as far as the pedal goes, ^ and v over notes in the pedal staff for left and right toes respectively, and u or o below and above the notes for left heel and right heel, respectively.

    Hope this helps!


    Sacha Atkinson said:
    Thanks Gentlemen,

    I'm not using any software as its composed using a paper score, but thank you for your advice..

    It really is just markings for organ which i am after..

    All the best,

    Sacha
  • Great stuff,

    all very exciting and just what I need..

    Very Grateful :)

    Sacha..


    Josef Körnik said:
    lol I added a few more things since you replied - I'm digging through organ books and writing as I'm thinking, sorry!


    Sacha Atkinson said:
    Josef,

    Thank you for that. Much nearer to what I am looking for, thanks...
    I will attempt it and see how I get on :)

    Cheers,

    Sacha.



    Josef Körnik said:
    Well, I think it's really as simple as indicating which stop(s) to use at a given moment, and a registration key at the beginning - learn all the names of the stops and what they represent as far as the sound is concerned, and as far as the pedal goes, ^ and v over notes in the pedal staff for left and right toes respectively, and u or o below and above the notes for left heel and right heel, respectively.

    Hope this helps!


    Sacha Atkinson said:
    Thanks Gentlemen,

    I'm not using any software as its composed using a paper score, but thank you for your advice..

    It really is just markings for organ which i am after..

    All the best,

    Sacha
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