Organ Syllabus

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Organ Syllabus 2019

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  • 18 March 2019

  • St Peter & St Paul Church

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Enquiries for practising at the church should be made to:

Mr John Belcher
01483 414858
[email protected]

Our Adjudicator: Canon Peter Gould

Canon Peter Gould studied organ, piano and cello at the Royal Academy of Music, London.  He was appointed Assistant Organist at Wakefield Cathedral in 1974, while also developing his career as a music teacher. In 1983 he became Master of the Music in Derby Cathedral, a post he held till his retirement in January 2015. Throughout the 32 years in Derby, Peter taught in local junior and secondary schools, and was also an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

Peter has given organ recitals in many venues including St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Birmingham Town Hall, Kings College Cambridge and York Minster, and gave at least one organ recital in Derby Cathedral in each year he was organist there.  In his final two years in Derby he toured every Anglican church in the diocese, giving short recitals on the 278 different organs.  In retirement Peter now finds that he is doing more organ playing in services and recitals than ever!  He is President of the Portsmouth and District Organists’ Association.


Our Organ Classes and Prices

ReferenceClassTrophyTime LimitFee
Organ Beginner
No more than 2 years tuition by 1 January
OR01Beginner up to 6th formHARRY 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 - OpenWALFORD 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 formCHALLENGE CUP8 minutes£8.00
OR13Organ - adultCHALLENGE CUP8 minutes£8.00
OR14Organ - OpenCHALLENGE 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.