Welcome to The LDS Organist Blog

The purpose of this blog is to help pianists learn to become true organists. Many individuals believe that if you play the piano you can play the organ, but the instruments differ greatly. While this blog is specifically geared towards members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, much of the information shared can be utilized by all. I hope that the information I share here will help you become an effective organist in your ward, stake, or other congregation.

Feel free to browse and search this blog. It was started in January 2010 and while new posts aren't added very often, this blog contains a wealth of information and is a wonderful resource for all organists. If you're a new reader, you can find the first lesson here: Before We Begin: Acquiring the Essentials. Also, please "like" the corresponding facebook page, which is updated more often. A link is provided on the right sidebar, or you can click here.

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday Song: To My Mother

Happy Mother's Day to all of my readers who are mothers or have a mother heart.

Today's Sunday Song is To My Mother, played by the composer on a 3-manual Austin organ in the Church of the Epiphany in Pittsburgh.



Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Song: Tiento Partido de Mano Derecha

Tiento Partido de Mano Derecha, or Tiento For the Right Hand, by 17th century Spanish Composer Pablo Bruna, played by Ron McKean on a Spanish-style pipe organ built by Manuel Rosales at Mission San José in Fremont CA. Towards the beginning of the video, you will see how tracker action works.


As a bonus, here he is playing Tiento Partido de Mano Izquierda, Tiento For the Left Hand: