The Cambridge Academy of Organ studies offers a range of events aimed at promoting the playing and study of pipe organs built on historic principles. Click on the links to the left to explore some of what we have done.
A complete performance of the Mass from Grigny's Livre d'Orgue took place in the chapel of Trinity College, played by eight organ scholars from different colleges under the guidance of Dr David Ponsford. A plainsong choir singing alternatim verses was directed by Matthew Martin.
This was followed by a Symposium in the Senior Parlour of Gonville & Caius College with Edward Higginbottom and David Ponsford, chaired by Paul Binski. Discussion focused on the
background, the alternatim structure, the influence on JS Bach, sources, modern
editions & the problems creating them, the Reims organ, de Grigny’s stature
compared with his contemporaries, the range of genres & styles used, and
Summer course on the 1880 Merklin organ of Moulins Cathedral