Masterclass on hymn accompaniment with Martin How

Martin How was organist of Grimsby Parish Church before moving to the RSCM, where he spent the rest of his career, developing the Chorister Training Scheme and inspiring many generations of young people.  He has travelled the world accompanying, conducting and lecturing, and was appointed MBE in 1993 for 'Services to Church Music'. In this video, recorded at the organ of Croydon Minster, he gives a masterclass in hymn accompaniment, discussing hymn speed and registration, breathing and pauses, sensitivity to both the words and the tune, and the art of developing descants at the organ keyboard.