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 ...
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.
The organ repertoire is considered to be the largest and oldest repertory of all musical instruments. Because of the organ 's (or pipe organ 's) prominence in worship in Western Europe from the Middle Ages on, a significant portion of organ repertoire is sacred in nature.
Organ (music) From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. It uses wind moving through metal or wood pipes and/or it uses sampled organ sounds or oscillators to produce sound, which remains constant while a key is depressed.
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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.
Organ (music), a family of keyboard musical instruments characterized by sustained tone Electronic organ, an electronic keyboard instrument Hammond organ, an electro-mechanical keyboard instrument Pipe organ, a musical instrument that produces sound when pressurized air is driven through a series of pipes
A Directory of Composers for Organ by Dr. John Henderson, Hon. Librarian to the Royal School of Church Music, 2005, 3rd edition. ISBN 0-9528050-2-2 Eleanor Selfridge-Field, Venetian Instrumental Music, from Gabrieli to Vivaldi.
Later, Stoddard replaced the cylinder with a keyboard, so that the calliope could be played like an organ. Starting in the 1900’s calliopes began using music rolls instead of a live musician. The music roll operated in a similar manner to a piano roll in a player piano, mechanically operating the keys. Many of these mechanical calliopes ...
Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century; music critic Donal Henahan stated, "Probably no other American composer has ever enjoyed such early, such persistent and such long-lasting acclaim."