Magazine article The American Organist

Fellowship Requirements

Magazine article The American Organist

Fellowship Requirements

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SECTION 1 - Tests at the Organ

(approximately 45 minutes will be allowed)

F1. (40 points) Candidates will select either Group I or Group II in its entirety, and be prepared to play all or any portion of all the compositions in that group. The candidate may play the repertoire in any order.


J.S. Bach: Fugue in D Minor ("Dorian"), BWV 538 (any edition).

César Franck: Fantaisie in A (Durand, Dover, or any edition).

Johannes Matthias Michel: Swing Five (Erhalt uns, Herr) from Organ, Timbrel, and Dance/Three Jazz Organ Preludes (Concordia 97-6805).


Georg Muffat: Toccata III (Doblinger or any edition).

Max Reger: Toccata (#11) and Fugue (#12) from Orgelstücke, Op. 80 (any edition).

Jehan Alain: Intermezzo (Leduc).

F3. (15 points) Play at sight a passage of music in open score on four staves employing C clefs (soprano, alto, and tenor) and bass clef.

F4. (10 points) Arrange at sight for the organ the piano accompaniment of avocai score (which itself may be a reduction of an original accompaniment for orchestra).

F5. (10 points) Transpose a passage of music, not more than a major third in either direction.

F6. (15 points) Improvise a short piece (approximately two minutes in duration) in ternary form on a given theme. The candidate will supply a recognizable contrasting motif for the middle section. Clarity of form and structure will be expected.

SECTION 2 - Paperwork Tests

First Session (3? hours allowed)

F7. …

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