Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick and Ronny Krippner present a video on improvising a hymn partita – using the blueprint of a hymn tune to create a set of variations based on the creative manipulation of harmony, rhythm and registration.
Watch recordings of a series of live webinars, presented by Frederick Stocken, covering the Bach chorale question from the CRCO Diploma examination written paper. In the first two he discusses providing figured bass for a passage, and adding harmony from figured bass. The final webinar covers completing a final cadence. These webinars are essential for anyone considering taking the CRCO examination, and are also of interest to anyone wishing to expand their understanding of music theory.
Find church services with free choral music at the website choralevensong.org.
This website aims to promote Choral Evensong by making it easy to search for services across the British Isles using a place name or postcode.
The search will give relevant information about cathedrals, churches, the type of choir, weekly service schedules, music lists, and contact details.
The RCO offers a range of scholarships and awards which can provide students with financial help towards the cost of tuition, sheet music/music books, and other expenses.
We can also help signpost students to other sources of funding.
For nearly one hundred years the Organists Charitable Trust (formerly the Organists’ Benevolent League) has been carrying on the work of its founder Sir Frederick Bridge helping organists or their dependants through difficult times.
This video, written and presented by Andrew Cantrill, is an introduction to the pipe organ for those less familiar with the instrument. It is freely available to RCO member and guest uses alike.
Andrew demonstrates the sounds of the organ, how the instrument is constructed, and how it is played. You can learn more about the organ, its music, and how to learn to play it, by downloading the reading list.
The Institute of British Organ Building is the professional association for those involved in making, restoring, rebuilding and maintaining pipe organs in the UK. The work of their members is diverse, and a number of firms operate overseas. More than 35 businesses are accredited members, ranging in size from 1 to 50 employees. They also […]
The National Pipe Organ Register is a unique internet-based database containing details of 31,000 organs, and includes 10,000 pictures and 260 sound recordings.
The AIOA is a specialist body of accredited, independent professionals who can provide specialist advice on musical, technical, architectural and historic questions.
The Royal School of Church Music is an educational charity committed to promoting the study, practice and improvement of music in Christian worship.
The IAO was established to provide information, support, education and training for organists, choir trainers and organ enthusiasts.
BAPAM is a non-profit health care organisation providing specialist health support to performing arts professionals and students, throughout the UK.