Lesson 10

Chorus Registration

This is the fifth of six organ registration lessons which should be completed in order. You may begin this lesson after completing Lesson 9. Registration lessons should be studied concurrently with technique and music theory lessons, and while preparing one of the played assignments.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify which types of music suggest chorus registration.
  2. Discuss the basic rules for building chorus registration.
  3. Describe some important aesthetic considerations for chorus registration.
  4. Apply various types of chorus registration appropriately to different types of music.

Reading Assignment

OrganTutor Online

In OrganTutor Online, study the following lesson: “Chorus Registration.” Take notes in the “OrganTutor Organ 101 Lesson Objectives” section of the workbook. As you study, set a goal to internalize each concept thoroughly. Test your understanding by answering the Quick Review questions at the end of each OrganTutor concept and by taking the end-of-lesson tests, reviewing as needed.

The OrganTutor Workbook

As a supplemental resource, refer to the "Chorus Registration" section in the OrganTutor Workbook. You could gain much by completing the "Chorus Registration: Exercise" and going through it with your teacher.