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Moulins Organ Academy

August 15-18, 2022

Summer course on the 1880 Merklin organ of Moulins Cathedral



Christopher Stembridge offers online teaching on Frescobaldi

Based on his new edition for Bärenreiter Urtext.




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Moulins Organ Academy
August 15-18, 2022
Summer course on the 1880 Merklin organ of Moulins Cathedral
Moulins (Allier), France
August 15-18, 2022
Moulins Organ Academy

Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies in association with

Amis des Orgues de Moulins.

<amisorguesmoulins.chez.com>


Course tutor: Alexis Droy, Titular Organist of Moulins Cathedral.


The course offers places for 5-6 advanced players (18 years and over) to study in depth on the historic Merklin organ (3 manuals, 42 stops) of Moulins Cathedral. Moulins is capital of the Allier region in the centre of France.


Students have 5 hours of tuition and a generous amount of practice time daily, leading up to a public concert on the final evening.


Timetable:

Monday 15th August: early evening welcome to course members.

Tuesday 16th August: classes 9h-12h and 15h-17h.

Personal practice at the organ: 12h-15h, 17h-18h15 and 19h15-21h.

Wednesday 17th August: classes 9h-10h45, 11h45-13h and 15h-17h.

Personal practice at the organ: 13h-15h and 17h-21h.  

Thursday 18th August: classes: 9h-12h and 15h-17h. Personal practice at the organ: 12h-15h and 17h-18h15.

Participants’ concert 20h.


Programme:

- in honour of Franck's 200th anniversary any of his organ works may be studied, particularly those which are less well-known, for example the Prière. Pastorale, Final, Fantaisie en la.

- Saint-Saëns: 6 préludes et fugues (op 99 et 109)

- Vierne: 3ème Symphonie


Course cost: 250€ per participant. Full-time students 180€.

Observers welcome €30 per day.  


Applications and enquiries: Anne Page a.page@ram.ac.uk

Tel. 01223 240026.


Christopher Stembridge online offer
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Christopher Stembridge offers online teaching on Frescobaldi
Based on his new edition for Bärenreiter Urtext.

Christopher Stembridge online offer

Christopher Stembridge is a leading authority on Italian keyboard music of the renaissance and early baroque, known for his recordings and concert performances which are informed by his research into the music and instruments of the period. He is currently working with Bärenreiter Urtext editing the new anthology of Frescobaldi's organ and keyboard works. See www.baerenreiter.com for details, BA 8411 through BA 8415.

Christopher has made a unique offer during the pandemic which CAOS is posting on its website with his agreement:

“Since summer courses are not on this year, I would like to make myself available via skype to any serious player who wants to play and/or discuss anything in Frescobaldi, as long as they are really conversant with my edition so that we are on the same wavelength without my having to explain basics. There would be no charge.”

Anyone interested in taking this up please get in touch with CAOS Secretary James Little on james@cambridgeorganacademy.org