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  Organist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Worldwide, the greatest number of organists are principally involved in church music, due to the vital role that the organ plays in traditional Christian worship.
Organists are expected to accompany congregational singing of hymns, accompany the choir, and provide solo music for preludes, postludes, and covering music during otherwise silent portions of the worship service.
In Europe, the historical importance of churches as employers of musicians meant that many composers not now remembered for their association with the organ nevertheless were engaged as professional organists: for example, Mozart, Reger, and Elgar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organist   (430 words)

 HOASM: The Bach Family
In 1695, appointed organist at Jena, where he established a harpsichord-factory, made many improvements in the instruments, and directed his efforts to establishing equal temperament in clavier and organ tuning.-Works: Suites for organist and harpsichord; motets, and other sacred compositions; also a comic operetta, Der Jenaische Wein- und Bier-Rufer, a scene from Jena college-life.
A fellow-Thuringian, George Böhm, was the organist of St. John's Church, and Bach attentively studied his compositions.
was in 1733 appointed organist of the Sophienkirche.
www.hoasm.org /IX/BakerBach.html   (2317 words)

 The Art of being a Substitute Organist
It is imperative that the organist be familiar with the feel of their control system before playing for a live audience.
If the substitute organist falls asleep during a service, it is usually the end of their career (at least as a respected musician).
However difficult it is to perform at a familiar service, it is much more so when the substitute organist tries to play for a service that they have not had the opportunity to work at before.
members.tripod.com /quickbeam/suborg.html   (844 words)

 Organist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Craighead was appointed organist at the Pasadena Presbyterian Church in California.
At this same time he was appointed organist of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, where he continues to serve.
Craighead was married to organist Marian Reiff Craighead for 47 years.
www.stpaulsec.org /organist.html   (783 words)

 Search Results for organist - Encyclopædia Britannica
French harpsichordist, organist, and composer of keyboard music whose playing was noted for its neatness and precision and whose music was admired for its gentle charm.
English composer and organist, the most important member of a family of musicians that flourished in England in the 16th and 17th centuries.
From 1665 he was organist at the Valencia cathedral, and he was ordained a priest in 1668.
www.britannica.com /search?query=organist&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (268 words)

 James Welch Organist
But to ascend that spiral staircase as organists and musicians have done since the 12th century and play a program including music of Louis Vierne for a crowd of thousands of people, including my parents, is perhaps my favorite concert memory.
I remember playing it for the first time when I was thirteen years old (as a guest of then Tabernacle organist Roy Darley, whom my mother knew from college days), and in the last few years I have played once or twice a year on the daily noon recital series.
Organists are always at the mercy of the instruments they play.
www.welchorganist.com /pages/MyLifeInMusic.html   (11524 words)

 Johann Sebastian Bach: a detailed informative biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Johann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21st l685, the son of Johann Ambrosius, court trumpeter for the Duke of Eisenach and director of the musicians of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia.
During this period he was fortunate in meeting Georg Böhm, organist of the Johanniskirche at Lüneburg, who himself had been a pupil of the famous organist Jan Adams Reinken in Hamburg, and was a friend of the Bach family in Ohrdruf.
He was greatly interested in an organ under construction in the new church of Arnstadt, and as members of his family had been professionally active in the district for generations, he felt he had a good chance of getting the post.
www.baroquemusic.org /bqxjsbach.html   (8769 words)

 ipedia.com: Friedrich August Wolf Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
He was born at Hainrode, a village not far from Nordhausen, in the province of Hanover.
His father was the village schoolmaster and organist....
In time the family moved to Nordhausen, and there young Wolf went to the grammar school, where he soon acquired all the Latin and Greek that the masters could teach him, besides learning French, Italian, Spanish and music.
www.ipedia.com /friedrich_august_wolf.html   (821 words)

 Organist delivers high-tech masterpiece - The Honolulu Advertiser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Named the Commercial Data Systems concert organ, it was built specifically for the Honolulu Symphony and Blaisdell Concert Hall and designed by Mark Wong, President of CDS and long-time associate of the symphony, first as a performer then later as a supporter.
In organ concertos, virtuosity tends to slip past unnoticed: the organist's hands and feet may be flying and their eyes looking 10 places at once, but they sit ramrod straight, their deceptively still backs to the audience, and about half of everything they play gets attributed to the orchestra.
There is no visual flash to organists: it's all in the sound.
www.honoluluadvertiser.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050925/NEWS01/509250343/1190/NEWS   (620 words)

 Thrill Jockey Records - Lonesome Organist
For the first time the Lonesome Organist was not entirely alone, as bassist Nick Macri (Bobby Conn) joined on bass for the "Moon Fugue" and "Robot Fugue".
Jacobsen, an accomplished pianist and organist, is a jaw dropping mass of musical talent with an overactive imagination.
A truly singular artist with a taste for the vaudevillian, The Lonesome Organist manages to reinvent himself with every release, expanding his musical forms far beyond the novelty of their delivery.
www.thrilljockey.com /artists?id=10029   (422 words)

 Organist loses abuse suit involving church vs. state - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - May 28, 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A Prince George's County Circuit judge yesterday dismissed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Washington by a former church organist who says his revelations of sexual abuse at a Wheaton Catholic parish caused him to be fired.
Anthony Baglivi, editor of the American Organist, the official magazine for the American Guild of Organists, said church musicians are professional musicians with legal rights.
Organists have been successful in litigation against a church and contracts have been settled on the basis of labor laws, not whether an organist was considered as functioning as a minister of the church."
washingtontimes.com /metro/20040527-103627-1473r.htm   (544 words)

 Concert Organist Brandon Santini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With only three years of piano study, Organist, Brandon Santini, was attracted to the pipe organ when he was nine years old.
After hearing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor he started to teach himself to play the piece on a spinet organ at home.
Since then he has performed in a little over 3 dozen churches, cathedrals, and music halls around his home state and has received much recognition from notable organ masters.
www.brandonsantini.org   (211 words)

 James Welch Organist
James Welch is the University Organist and lecturer in music at California's Santa Clara University, where he joined the music faculty in January 1993.
From 1977 to 1994 he served as University Organist at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
James Welch is an Associate member of the American Guild of Organists.
www.welchorganist.com /pages/artist.html   (559 words)

 Johann Sebastian Bach
After competing unsuccessfully for an organist's post in Sangerhausen in 1702, Bach spent the spring and summer of 1703 as 'lackey' and violinist at the court of Weimar and then took up the post of organist at the Neukirche in Arnstadt.
Bach was appointed organist and chamber musician to the Duke of Saxe-Weimar in 1708, and in the next nine years he became known as a leading organist and composed many of his finest works for the instrument.
He was by this time renowned as a virtuoso organist and in constant demand as a teacher and an expert in organ construction and design.
w3.rz-berlin.mpg.de /cmp/bachjs.html   (1019 words)

 HOASM: Johann Pachelbel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 1678, Pachelbel obtained the first of the two important positions he was to hold during his lifetime when he became organist at the Protestant Predigerkirche at Erfurt, where he established his reputation as organist, composer, and teacher.
Erfurt was, of course, the ancestral home of the Bach family, and there he met Ambrosius' eldest son, Johann Christoph (the Ohrdruf Bach), whom he knew from Eisenach and who lived in Erfurt from 1686 to 1689.
His travels finally led him home when he was invited to succeed Wecker as organist of St. Sebald, Nuremberg, after his former teacher's death in 1695; he obtained his release from Gotha that same year and remained at St. Sebald until his death.
www.hoasm.org /VIB/Pachelbel.html   (1540 words)

 Organ (music) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It also provided new vibrato-like sounds, both by devices that acted on the drive belts and later by revolving loudspeakers.
The Hammond organ became popular in jazz, particularly soul jazz, and in gospel music.
These were intended to make playing complete, layered "one-man band" arrangements extremely easy, especially for those not necessarily trained as organists.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Organ_(music)   (1612 words)

 A Sacred Sound May Fall Silent (washingtonpost.com)
Deborah Bagby began her career as a church organist at age 16 out of necessity -- her father, the pastor, needed someone to accompany his congregation as members made joyful noises unto the Lord during Sunday services.
The problem is worsening as many older organists are reaching retirement age, young musicians are shunning the occupation because of low pay, and few youths are taking up the instrument.
Organists must be highly trained -- many hold graduate degrees -- and spend hours each week practicing difficult musical works.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A30795-2004Jul31.html   (707 words)

 Nashville Wedding Organist
The couple can greatly assist the process prior to the consultation by listening to and identifying the style of music which most appeals to their tastes.
Sheet music for specially requested songs is to be given to the organist at least 2 weeks prior to the ceremony and will remain the property of the bride and groom.
The walk-through of the bridesmaids' processional, bridal march, and recessional should be at the beginning of the rehearsal, as the organist is generally not needed for the remainder of activities that take place.
88keys.8m.net /Weddings.html   (320 words)

 Kevin Grunill - organist
One of the highlights in Kevin’s career came in 1997, when he was chosen to be the new resident organist at the North Pier, Blackpool.
Now that he is not committed to seven days a week for 20-plus weeks of the year, he is able to accept bookings from societies that he has not been able to accept in previous years.
He still continues to be a member of the team of organists in the Tower Ballroom and looks forward to be able to accept more work there than he has been able to do over the past number of years due to commitments on the North Pier.
www.organfax.co.uk /players/kevingrunill.html   (905 words)

 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball / Longtime Yankee Stadium organist dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eddie Layton, the Yankee Stadium organist and ballpark fixture for more than 35 years, has died after a brief illness.
NEW YORK -- Eddie Layton, the Yankee Stadium organist and ballpark fixture for more than 35 years, has died after a brief illness.
Layton also performed as the organist for the New York Knicks and Rangers for 18 years.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2004/12/27/longtime_yankee_stadium_organist_dies   (222 words)

 Rob Richards, El Capitan Theatre's House Organist, Named 2005 'Organist of the Year' by The American Theatre Organ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That ceremony also marked the 50th anniversary convention for this group that is dedicated to the preservation of this unique American art form -- the theatre pipe organ and its music.
His love of the theatre organ is contagious, and his willingness to share that with others, particularly young people, has enabled him to devote both himself and his time to demonstrating the wonders of this instrument and its music to them.
As house organist at Disney's El Capitan Theatre, Rob's outstanding artistry is being experienced regularly by thousands of people and is enabling them to enjoy the wonderful music and sounds that only a theatre organ can produce.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-11-2005/0004087005&EDATE=   (576 words)

 Patrick Kabanda Organist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With the inspiration of Cathedral organists, Michael Mukiibi and Samuel Kimuli, he taught himself piano and organ.
Before joining Emmanuel Church, where he currently serves as organist, Kabanda was an organist and Music Director at the Church of Intercession, USA, from 1999-2001.
This young organist was Patrick Kabanda, a Ugandan who started his training while still a chorister at St. Paul's Cathedral, Namirembe, Uganda.
www.musikaba.net /press.htm   (1139 words)

 Paul Carey - Church Organist
Born in 1968, I was educated at Ampleforth College in Yorkshire, England and St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University where I studied music as well as holding the position of Organ Scholar from 1987-1990.
From 1991 until 2000 I was Musical Director and Organist at St Francis of Assisi RC Church in Pottery Lane, Notting Hill in West London.
In August 2001 I was appointed Director of Music Ministry and Organist of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, New York.
www.organist.co.uk /yourpage.htm   (232 words)

 Organist Emeritus Keith Worsman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During his time in the Army, he was Garrison Church Organist in Malta and made 13 recordings for radio broadcast in the Anglican Cathedral there.
He became Lancaster Priory Organist on the 1st April 1986 and has broadcast for television, including the Service of Mattins for the 300th anniversary of Thomas Cranmer.
He was appointed Honorary Organist for the City of Lancaster in June 1994 and has played for a number of Royal Occasions, the most recent being the visit of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip to Lancaster Priory on 23rd July 1999.
www.priory.lancs.ac.uk /worsman.html   (337 words)

 American Organist, Nashville Tennessee, Wightman Chapel, Wedding Organist for Ceremonies & Receptions, Music City ...
The couple can greatly assist the process by listening to classical and sacred recordings prior to the consultation to identify the style of music which most appeals to their tastes.
Sheet music to specially requested songs must be purchased and supplied to the organist at least two weeks prior to the ceremony, and will remain the property of the bride and groom.
The organist is generally not needed for the remainder of activities that take place.
xoomer.virgilio.it /mr_james   (769 words)

 KSL News: World Class Organist in Salt Lake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A celebrated British organist is in Salt Lake to perform in the LDS Conference Center this weekend.
Stephen Cleobury is considered one of the world's finest organists; he is a recording artist, associated with King's College, Cambridge, and the BBC.
The American Guild of Organists, Salt Lake Chapter and Dr. Craig Jessop, who conducted with him in Lincoln Cathedral a few years ago, invited him.
tv.ksl.com /index.php?nid=5&sid=142788   (380 words)

 Organist, teacher dies
Victor Powell, a vibrant church organist and inspirational teacher, died in his Snedens Landing home May 1.
He had also been assistant organist and recitalist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
When the couple moved to Snedens Landing, Powell became the organist at Tappan Reformed Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Pearl River and Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack.
www.thejournalnews.com /apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050512/NEWS03/505120360/1019/NEWS03   (419 words)

 News - City Organist Appointed
The City Organist position is for 100 hours a year.
Mr Mews' first job as City Organist will be to develop a programme for the year.
It is also likely the appointment of a City Organist will lead to Wellington Town Hall becoming part of the international touring organist circuit," Mayor Prendergast says.
www.wellington.govt.nz /news/display-item.php?id=2161   (289 words)

 Stanley King - Organist
Upon demob from the RAF, Stan took a position as church organist and choirmaster for a few years, and then decided to make the entertainment business a career.
For seven years Stan was resident organist at the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, playing daily organ concerts and providing the dance bands for the various civic functions.
Following that, he was resident organist at the Forum Cinema in Jersey, Channel Islands before joining the Hammond Organ Company as a promotional artist.
www.organfax.co.uk /players/stanleyking.html   (305 words)

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