Played Assignment 3
Level 1 (free version)

This section deals with the specific requirements in this played assignment. For information about the process (preparing, choosing the Qualified Teacher, etc.), refer to the syllabus under "Preparing for the Three Played Assignments."

Organ Technique Portion

The following chart identifies each technique you need to master (left-most column). Prepare for this played assignment by thoroughly learning the exercise(s) from one of the method books (Davis, Gleason, Keeler or OrganTutor). In completing the assignment, you may draw from various method books if you wish. Your teacher will have you play any or all of the exercises listed from the book you have chosen.

Davis Gleason Keeler OrganTutor
Manual Techniques
Legato and Detached Notes p. 6:8 p. 31:3 p.2:4 (in eb, e) 2+ Parts in 1 Hand—Exercises: 11a–b
Finger Crossing p. 7:4 p. 44:5 p. 11–12:28 Finger Crossing: 3a–b
Finger Substitution p. 10:4 p. 38:1
p. 39:3
p. 8:19–20 Finger Substitution: 3a–b, 4a–b
Thumb Glissando p. 12:2, 4 p. 43:1 p. 13:34
p. 14:36
Thumb Glissando: 2a–b
Three-Part Studies p. 79:14 p. 64:4 p. 22–23:59 Repertoire: “Prelude on 'St. Catherine'," Harmon (manual only)"
Pedal Techniques
Toes p. 26:1 p. 117–119: 1–6 p. 32:90–91 Pedal: ex. 13a, 14a, 19a
Toe and Heel p. 25:7–8 p. 28:1 p. 119:1–4
p. 120:5–6
p. 37:110–111 Pedal: ex. 39a
Glissando Black to Black p. 34:1, 3 p. 137:4 p. 35:102 Pedal: ex. 41a–b
Substitution p. 31:1 p. 120:1–2 p. 36:105
p. 37:109
Pedal: ex. 43a, 44, 45a
Crossing p. 32:3 p. 132:5-note scales (ped only) p. 35:100
p. 35:101
Pedal: ex. 56a, 57a
Manual and Pedal Studies
Two-Part p. 97:6 p. 155:8–9 p. 46:128 none
Three-Part p. 98:8 p. 156:13 p. 50–51:139 Repertoire: “Prelude on ‘Deliverance’,” Elliott (manual and pedal)

Organ Repertoire Portion

For this played assignment, prepare and play one of the following pieces, which are listed roughly in order of difficulty. Play a different piece for each played assignment. Other pieces may be substituted with the approval of your teacher.

Harmon, Neil. Hymn Settings for Organ, Book 6. Murray, UT: Day Murray Music, 2020

Davis

Davis or The OrganTutor Workbook

Manookin, Robert P. Hymn Preludes for Organ, Book 1. Bountiful, UT: Sonos (Jackman Music), 1976

Dupré, Marcel. Seventy-Nine Chorales for the Organ, Opus 28. New York: H.W. Gray, 1932

The Hymn Playing Portion

For this played assignment, play two simple four-part hymns with easy pedal such as Hymns 117 (“Come Unto Jesus”) and 125 (“How Gentle God's Commands” - “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”) of Hymns published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (free downloads). Simple four-part hymns with easy pedal from other hymnals may be substituted. Play the soprano, alto, and tenor parts on the Great manual and the bass part in the pedals. Play an introduction and all verses, including a change of registration at least once throughout the hymn. As you played one of the hymns, the evaluator will conduct, and you should be able to yield to the given beat with precision and flexibility.

All hymns in this level should be prepared with a sustained legato approach. As described in OrganTutor Online under “Listening Skills for Practice,” pay particular attention to precise releases, perfect legato, and independence of line.

In addition to the required materials, the following books are recommended. They may be helpful in mastering the performance of hymns:

The Sight-Reading Portion

You will be presented with an example of single-line melodies to sight-read (play at sight). You will have one minute to look through the music before playing.

Practice sight-reading individual soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts from hymnbooks. Use good legato organ technique. For bass parts easier than and equal to the difficulty of the Level 1 hymns, be able to play the bass in either the manual or the pedals.

If you are making a video recording, open to a hymn with which you are unfamiliar, choose one of the voice parts, take up to one minute to mentally prepare (no playing), and then play that part once without stopping. Choose another part and repeat the process if you wish.

Summary

The following chart summarizes everything that is should be played for your teacher for the three played assignments in this level.

Played
Assignment 1
Played
Assignment 2
Played
Assignment 3
Organ Technique At each session you will be asked to play any or all of the manual, pedal, and combined manual and pedal technique exercises specified for the played assignments you have prepared.
Organ Repertoire One piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section Another piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section Another piece of your choice from the Organ Repertoire section
Hymn Playing Play hymn 302 of Hymns, or similar, on a manual only (no pedal). Play hymn 6 of Hymns, or similar, with the soprano, alto, and tenor parts on the Great manual and the bass part in the pedals. Play an introduction and all verses, including a change of registration at least once throughout the hymn. Play hymns 117 and 125 of Hymns, or similar, as you did in Hymn 6. Your teacher will conduct a hymn, and you should be able to yield to the given beat with precision and flexibility.
Sight-Reading You will be presented with an example of single-line melodies. You will have one minute to look through the music before playing.

Played Assignment Evaluation Forms

Two versions of the Played Assignment Evaluation Forms are listed below: a .pdf version and a .doc version. The .pdf version is not editable, and is best for printing. The .doc version is editable in MS Word, and may be best if your teacher is keeping track of your scores electronically. Click the link you need to open the file, save it on your device, and then attach that file in an email to your teacher. Or print it and deliver it by hand.

Played Assignment 3 Evaluation Form - .pdf (non-editable pdf format)

Played Assignment 3 Evaluation Form - .doc (editable MS Word document)

Remember, you should complete all lessons and played assignments to complete the course.

Best wishes!