Paul Ritchie

Partita on Stuttgart

In honour of the 50th Anniversary of the Lawrence Phelps organ in Hexham Abbey, Paul Ritchie has published his Partita on Stuttgart. This set of variations was composed for a former Organ Scholar, and the registrations were planned by the Director of Music, Michael Haynes.

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New Organ Music

Since the last entry in Latest News a further four books of organ variations on Genevan psalm melodies have been published by Spiritoso. They include a collection of individual preludes in Volume 8 (Psalms 23, 24, 42, 77, and 88) and variations based on Psalms

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Variaties over Psalm 32

The VOGG (Association of Organists in Reformed Municipalities) commissioned Paul Ritchie to compose a set of organ variations over the Genevan Melody for Psalm 32. The resulting score comprises a Koraal and seven variations, and has been included in the 2020 VOGG annual publication \’Psalm

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Klavarskribo is a uniquely Dutch form of music notation invented in 1930 by Cornelis Pot (1885-1977). His aim was to make reading music easier for children and, whilst it was not an immediate success, it is now used by many pianists and organists, both in

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