International Organ Course of Romainmôtier (CIOR)
Improvisation (16-23 July), Emmanuel Le Divellec and Tobias Willi
Work by "total immersion", in class lessons, workshops and daily individual lessons.
The course is open to participants of all levels
Interpretation (24-30 July, in 3 two-day sessions) : Around Jehan Alain
24-26 July : From French classicism to neo-classicism (Brett Leighton, Linz)
26-28 July : French Baroque music, Jehan Alain and Olivier Messiaen (François Espinasse, Paris/Lyon)
28-30 July : Jehan Alain and German romanticism (Stefan Engels, Dallas)
Work in groups and individually, round tables with two teachers. Possibility to select only one or two sessions. Repertory lists : please click here
Course for parish organists (26 and 27 July) : Michel Jordan and Guy Bovet
Accompaniment of all sorts of songs, simple improvisations
Repertory : Suite of the 2d tone by Guilain; pieces in G by Dandrieu; Fiori musicali by Frescobaldi; selected pieces from "L'Organiste" by Franck; works by Jehan Alain (especially smaller pieces from Vol 3 of the Leduc edition).
House organ of the Alain family (4 manuals, 45 stops)
Lhôte organ in the Abbey church of Romainmôtier (4 manuals)
Plenty of smaller study organs in surrounding villages
Participants of the course have the possibility to use a common residence for a reasonable price: kitchen, rooms with 2 to 6 beds. Bring your own towels; bedsheets are available or bring a sleeping bag. Besides this, there are different possibilities in town: 2 hotels (Hôtel St Romain and Maison Junod) and private guest rooms. Detailed information can be found in the info file (see below) and on the webpage www.romainmotier-tourisme.ch.
AddressAssociation Jehan Alain
Faubourg de l'Hôpital 18
+41 (0)79 356 42 91