What do I do? Adapting Hymns with Piano Accompaniment to the Organ
July 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
The inclusion of hymns from diverse cultures presents organists with new challenges, particularly those hymns with piano accompaniment. This workshop will present techniques for adapting piano accompaniments to the organ utilizing harmonic analysis and a step-by-step process for creating a successful transcription that will provide strong leadership for the congregation. Musical examples from a variety of worship cultures will be used, including hymns from the Guild’s Examination Hymn Booklet. Those members who are preparing for the Service Playing and Colleague examinations will find this workshop useful in their preparation. Many of the techniques and solutions presented will carry over to other instances of piano adaptation, such as anthem accompaniment.