Because the organ has both manuals and pedals, organ music has come to be notated on three staves. The music played on the manuals is laid out like music for other keyboard instruments on the top two staves, and the music for the pedals is notated on the third stave or sometimes, to save space, added to the bottom of the second stave as was the ...
Organ music in the baroque can be divided into works based on Lutheran chorales (e.g. chorale preludes and chorale fantasias) and those not (e.g. toccatas, fantasias and free preludes). There are marked stylistic differences between the composers of North, South and Central Germany such that further generalisation is inaccurate.
In music, organ is a word that can mean several kinds of musical instruments. The word comes from the Greek ὄργανον organon, which means "organ", "instrument", or "tool". Most organs are played using keyboards, one or more of which may be played using the feet.
This category is a collection of articles relating to the organ (the musical instrument), including pipe organs, electronic organs, organists and related topics.. Related topics include Category:Electric and electronic keyboard instruments.
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Traditionally known as chorale preludes, the compositions in the BWV 599–771 range of the Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis, and later additions BWV 1085, 1090–1120 (Neumeister Chorales) and 1128, are also indicated as chorale settings for organ, and include multi-movement chorale partitas and sets of variations.
Many famous German composers wrote organ music, especially Johann Pachelbel (1653-1709) in South Germany and (Dietrich Buxtehude) (1637-1707) in North Germany. The great composer Johann Sebastian Bach ( 1685 - 1750 ) learnt from these composers and wrote some of the most famous organ music of all times.
Classical and church organists. The majority of organists, amateur and professional, are principally involved in church music, playing in churches and cathedrals.The pipe organ still plays a large part in the leading of traditional western Christian worship, with roles including the accompaniment of hymns, choral anthems and other parts of the worship.
An organ stop (or just stop) is a component of a pipe organ that admits pressurized air (known as wind) to a set of organ pipes.Its name comes from the fact that stops can be used selectively by the organist; each can be "on" (admitting the passage of air to certain pipes), or "off" (stopping the passage of air to certain pipes).