Organ Syllabus

Organ Syllabus 2018-01-15T11:42:18+00:00

Organ Syllabus 2018

Monday 12 March
Held at St Peter & St Paul Church, Borough Road, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1ES

Enquiries to Honorary Secretary: Mrs Hilary Reeve, 19, Twycross Road, Godalming GU7 2HH
01483 421107  

Enquiries for practising at the church should be made to: Mr. John Belcher 01483 414858

CLOSING DATE for entries in ORGAN: Wednesday 10 JANUARY 2018

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Adjudicator: David Price

DR DAVID PRICE is Organist and Master of the Choristers at Portsmouth Cathedral. Beforehand, he was Assistant Organist of Ely Cathedral, having previously held Organ Scholarships at Rochester Cathedral and Croydon Parish Church. During his time at Ely he toured Germany, Belgium, Holland, Poland and the Czech Republic with the Cathedral Choir.  Since he has been at Portsmouth the profile of the Cathedral’s music has been raised to new heights through many international tours, recordings and regular work for the BBC and ITV.  He has been pleased to lead vocal training sessions for other choirs and has recently worked in this capacity for the Diocese of Berlin and with the Chapel Choir of  Pembroke College, Oxford.  In addition to his duties at the Cathedral, David serves on the Council of the Royal School of Church Music. He has also recently served two terms on the Association of English Cathedral’s Music and Liturgy Committee.  In 2007, Portsmouth University conferred David with an Honorary Doctorate of Music in recognition of the significant contribution he has made to the development of music at the Cathedral and to the cultural life of the city. Recent recital venues for David include Westminster Abbey, Wells Cathedral, Chambéry Cathedral and Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps, and Trinity Church, Copenhagen. His St John Passion for Good Friday was published by Encore Publications in a series of the gospel passions and is now widely sung in UK Cathedrals. In 2013 David was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Guild of Church Musicians and presented with this at a ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral.

ReferenceClassTrophyTime LimitFee
Organ Beginner
No more than 2 years tuition by 1 January
OR01Beginner up to 6th form HARRY TAYLOR CUP6 minutes£6.00
OR02Beginner - adult6 minutes£6.00
Bach Classes
A work or movements from the same work specifically by JS Bach, not a transcription
OR03Bach - up to Year 116 minutes£6.00
OR04Bach - 6th form & adult8 minutes£8.00
OR05Bach - Open WALFORD TAYLOR CUP8 minutes£8.00
Organ English Music
OR06English up to 6th form8 minutes£8.00
OR07English - adult8 minutes£8.00
OR08English - Open8 minutes£8.00
Organ Transcriptions
Arrangements of music originally composed for other instruments
OR09Transcriptions up to Year 116 minutes£6.00
OR10Transcriptions 6th form & adult8 minutes£8.00
OR11Transcriptions - Open8 minutes£8.00
Organ Solo
OR12Organ up to 6th form CHALLENGE CUP8 minutes£8.00
OR13Organ - adult CHALLENGE CUP8 minutes£8.00
OR14Organ - Open CHALLENGE CUP8 minutes£8.00
The NICH DARNTON MEMORIAL PLATE will be awarded for the most promising organist.
The CHALLENGE CUPS have been kindly donated by the Surrey Organists' Association, together with a years' free subscription to the S.O.A.