MUSP4532 - Liturgical Organ Playing B


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 1/2 30 minutes
Practical examination 1/2 15 minutes

Course content

The course covers different aspects of liturgical organ play:

  • choral playing
  • liturgical parts
  • prelude/intonation
  • independent organ pieces
  • choral-related improvisation
  • free-form organ improvisation

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The candidate:

  • has knowledge about relevant literature about organ and its position in liturgy
  • has experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of organ playing in liturgical context
  • has knowledge about and an understanding of the distinctive character of congregational singing.

Skills: The candiate:

  • has skills in liturgical organ playing
  • has skills in liturgical organ improvisation
  • has skills in free organ improvisation from selected traditions.

Learning methods and activities

Liturgical Organ Playing: Group instruction - 1 hour pr. week for 24 weeks.

Organ Improvisation: Individual instruction - 1 hour pr. week for 24 weeks.

Compulsory assignments

  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Liturgical Organ Playing: The examination is a 30 minutes consert. The information about the assessment is given a month prior to the exam. The assessment itself is given out three days prior to the examination.

Organ Improvisation: The exam is of 15 minutes duration. The assessment is given out 24 hours prior to the examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies (BMUSP)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4536 or corresponding course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Fourth-year courses, level IV


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Music


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Practical examination 1/2
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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