Barbara Kraus, Orgelschule –
Basics of Playing Technique and Interpretation
Organ Method (Orgelschule, in German language) Starting with organ technique and original repertoire of the 19th and early 20th century, this tutorial book continues with the „Galant Style“ of the late 18th century and finally reaches the Baroque era. This, so to say, historically backward looking approach, enables the student to apply his or her piano knowledges, and at the same time allows to feel technically and aesthetically at home when beginning with the organ. Having attained a certain technical level and a personal feeling for the instrument, the student proceeds by learning something about „classic“ articulation and ornaments, and in the end he or she discovers the great variety of Baroque fingering and footing, declamation, articulation and ornamentation.
95 original pieces of the 18th, 19th and 20th century (J.S. Bach and his sons, Telemann, Walther, Kittel, Knecht, Ritter, Bruckner, Franck, Boellmann, Gigout, Janacek, Distler and others. 82 etudes (30 based on Lied, Choral and Gospel melodies), 160 pages, 1st edition in 2009, 4th edition in 2014.