Anne Marsden Thomas and Frederick Stocken
- A comprehensive method book for organ, providing a complete syllabus for learning
- For players or any age and with basic keyboard ability (approx. ABRSM Grade 2)
- Can be used as a self-tutor or material for teaching
- Concise explanatory text for greater understanding
- Pieces cover a range of styles and include works by J. S. Bach, Buxtehude, Franck, Reger, and Walton
The New Oxford Organ Method is the latest title in OUP's educational suite of titles for organ. A single piece of repertoire is the primary focus for each chapter, with preparatory exercises providing the necessary technical work building towards the piece. Each lesson covers four main topics, which are systematically developed: practice methods, registration, fingering and pedalling, and historically-informed interpretation. The method is for keyboard players of any age who are establishing first steps at the organ with or without a teacher. It will also serve more experienced organists who want to improve their technique.
Anne Marsden Thomas is one of the most influential organ teachers of today, and has wide experience as a concert and church organist. She has written or edited over twenty books for organists. In 2015 she was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours, and, in 2017, was the first woman to receive the Royal College of Organists highest decoration, the RCO Medal.
Dr Frederick Stocken is a widely-commissioned and performed composer, whose recorded and broadcast music ranges from organ and choral pieces to orchestral works. His publications include not only compositions, but also musicological writing and keyboard tutors. He is a cathedral organist, and a distinguished teacher of organ, music theory, and musicianship at all levels.272 Pages | 311x232mm