Organ Improvisation Workbook PDF
This book in pdf format contains sixteen chapters, each of which covers a topic and/or composer. A unique feature of the book is that it contains seventeen newly composed pieces, each from about a minute to several minutes’ duration. These pieces, which illustrate concepts covered in the text, could be used in a worship service and/or in concert. The Workbook is written in a relaxed, conversational style. It can be used by the beginning improviser, as well as the more seasoned veteran. George Baker DMA, former improvisation student of Jean Langlais and Pierre Cochereau, teaches organ improvisation at SMU, Dallas, Texas, where he serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Organ. 284 pages.
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View the trailer for this book, including recordings of two of the included pieces here.
Ben Kerswell, DMA student at Rice University, gives the world premiere of "A Texas Pastorale" in a DMA recital, October 18, 2022. This piece is one of many new compositions included in this Workbook.