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BYU Organ Department News

BYU Free Organ Music Exchange Dear AGO colleagues: We are pleased to welcome you to take part in The BYU Free Organ Music Exchange. This library is contained in several white crates placed above the twelve organs in the BYU Organ Lab (2217 Music Building). Having been donated by individuals who are downsizing their libraries […]

Eccles Organ Festival News

Sunday 11 February 2024 at 8:00 PM Eccles Organ Festival Recital David Briggs Artist in Residence, Cathedral of St John the Divine, New York, NY (USA) Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral (UK) Music by Ravel, Liszt, Vierne and improvisations. Friday 8 March 2024 at 2:00 PM Master Class at the Salt Lake Tabernacle with Tom Winpenny (St. […]

Dr. James Welch: Musical Adventures in Jerusalem

Dear Friends of UVAGO, Deanne and I have been in Jerusalem now since June of last year, and as you can imagine, it has been the most incredible experience for us.  Anyone who has had this opportunity says the same thing.  Every square inch of this area is rich with history, and it is so […]

Online resources for mentors of youth organists

Music teachers are invited to learn resources about introducing children to the organ, including Organ First! Nora Hess, a member of our chapter and an adjunct faculty member in organ at BYU developed this innovative curriculum to teach elementary-aged children how to play the organ as their first instrument without any prior music training. Nora introduces OrganFirst! […]

March 2021 Bach & Baroque Recital Links

BAROQUE PIECES & CHAPTER PERFORMERS –Buxtehude – Fuga in C Major, Bux WV 174, performed by Katherine Rosenvall –J.S. Bach – Wachet auf BWV 645 performed by Heidi Rodeback –J.S. Bach – Herzlich tut mich Verlangen, BWV 727, performed by John Hoopes on Hauptwerk using Azzio sample set –J.S. Bach – Wo solo ich fliehen […]

Handouts & PowerPoint for Embellishing Hymns – UVAGO February Organ Challenge

At the February 26, 2021, Zoom workshop, Heidi Rodeback, Jack Stoneman, and Mike Carson discussed methods for embellishing hymns. Specifically: how to embellish a sacrament hymn, how to find and use a last-verse harmonization, and how to solo out the melody. HANDOUTS for Embellishing Hymns  POWERPOINT for Embellishing Hymns LINK to Zoom meeting,  Passcode: 9HxH7gR%

Piping Up! Comes to an End

On November 9, 2023, the five accomplished Tabernacle and Temple Square organists: Richard Elliott, Andrew Unsworth, Brian Mathias, Linda Margetts, and Joseph Peeples were featured in the final broadcast of Piping Up! At the end of the program, host Luke Howard, stated the following: “When we began broadcasting Piping Up! in June 2020, the world […]

March 2020 Bach Birthday Recital Online

The Utah Valley Chapter of the American Guild of Organists presents Bach Birthday Recital Formerly scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2020 7:00 p.m. Provo Central Stake Center 450 North 1220 West, Provo, Utah Presented on-line in compliance with Governor Herbert’s restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click on the link for each title of the […]

2019 edition of a “Resource List for Organists” is available

The 2019 eBook edition of a “Resource List for Organists: Arrangements & Accompaniments of Hymns in the LDS Hymnal” is available. Compiled by DeeAnn D. Stone.   On March 17, 1999, the website Resources for LDS Organists was launched by DeeAnn Stone.  The site’s purpose was to be a place where organists could find help in planning their […]