Standard Organ Repertoire

(This is not a comprehensive repertoire list. It is a selection of the works of basic solo organ repertoire with which a student of the organ should be familiar and should study. The best editions for each composer are listed after the composer's name.)

 

Bach, J. S.:  [Widor-Schweitzer (G. Schirmer edition), Kellerman (Peters edition)]

Orgelbüchlein (ed. Riemenschneider: Liturgical Year) [Presser]
Schübler Chorales (ed. Riemenschneider) [Presser]
Eight Little Preludes and Fugues
Eighteen Chorales (ed. Kraft)
[Presser edition]
Major Preludes and Fugues

Brahms, Johannes: [G. Schirmer, Kalmus]

Eleven Choral Preludes

D'Aquin, Louis-Claude:  [G. Schirmer, Kalmus]

Noëls

Franck, César:  [Durand edition]

Complete Works
L'Organiste
 [Kalmus edition]

Guilmant, Alexandre:  [E. C. Schirmer edition, ed. Leupold]

Pièces in Different Styles
Various shorter works in Collection
Sonata No. 1 in D
Sonata No. 3 in C

Widor, Charles-Marie: [Hamelle edition, Kalmus edition]

Various movements of Symphonies
Toccata from Symphony No. 5

Vierne, Louis:  [Durand edition]

Various from Pièces in Free Style

 

 

Standard Collections

Felton [Presser edition]

At the Console
Chancel Echoes


The Church Organist's Golden Treasury (3 volumes)
[Presser edition]

(A compilation of chorale preludes of various composers of the 17th and 18th centuries, most with multiple settings by different composers.)


Historical Organ Recitals (6 volumes, ed. Joseph Bonnet)
[G. Schirmer]

(An anthology of standard literature divided by historical periods.)

  I. Forerunners of Bach: Hofhaimer to DuMage
 II. Johann Sebastian Bach
III. Masters of the 18th and early 19th Centuries       
           (Handel, Mozart, etc.)
IV. Three Composers of the Romantic Period:       
           (Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Liszt)
 V. Modern Composers: Franck to Reger
VI. Old Spanish Masters: Cabezón to Cabanilles


Leupold, Wayne, editor    
[E. C. Schirmer editions]

(Several editions of the works of American organists.)

 

 

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