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

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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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