Women composers for the organ celebrated on Woman Composer Sunday

clockwise from top left: Errollyn Wallen, Nadia Boulanger, Anna Amalia von Preussen, Jeanne Demessieux Throughout history, women have been composing for the organ, but it has taken modern scholarship to rediscover their music.  Reseachers are unearthing a treasure trove of music going back to before the eighteenth century, written by women despite many suffering restricted access to education and opportunities.  During the Covid lockdown of 2020 a group of researchers from the Society of Women Organists (SWO) began work on a directory of women composers, specifically those writing music for the organ or for liturgical use. …

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