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Gommer Musikferien - Organ Course: "In the Sound of Time

Introductory course: Tuesday, 30 July 10:00 - 13:00 Advanced course: Tuesday, 30 July 14:00 - Friday, 2 August 2024 12:00
Parish Church of the Assumption in Münster

Course leader

Ursula Heim concert organist and former cantor of St. Paul's Church in Bern

Course content

During three and a half days, the 13th-century parish church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in the stately Goms district capital of Münster provides the magical setting for this year's organ courses.

Introductory course: The participants familiarise themselves with the special features of the historic organ and its playing style: Construction, short octave, historical fingerings, tempo and articulation will be topics. A prepared piece (of choice, from the period from approx. 1470 - 1700) will give all participants the opportunity for initial practical contact with the instrument.

Advanced course: Intensive group work on prepared works from the above-mentioned period on the topics of posture, fingering, articulation, tempo and spatial sound, pedal use, affect, alternatim practice and other questions according to the needs of the players. Individual practice times and singing complete the programme. For this course, attendance of the introductory course, last year's Gommer organ course or proof of appropriate previous training is required.

You will bring a few prepared pieces of your choice from the 15th - end of the 17th century, geographically located in Spain, Italy, Portugal, southern Germany, England, France (the course leader will be happy to advise you) and immerse yourself in a historical, fascinating sound. In addition to the work, there will be time to explore the marvellous mountain landscape or hike along the young Rhone. A visit to another historic organ in Goms is also planned for 2 August.

Final concert by the participants of the advanced course: Thursday, 1 August 18:00

Introductory and advanced courses can be attended individually or together.

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Introductory course: Fr. 45.-

Advanced course:

Special arrangement at the Hotel Croix d`Or et Poste

The price includes:

  • 3 nights
  • breakfast and dinner
  • course fees and course materials


  • per person in a double room Fr. 735.--
  • Single room Fr. 735.--
  • Double room for single use Fr. 795.--

Course costs separately for bookings outside the special package: Fr. 410.--


Participants will receive a confirmation of registration within two weeks with details of how to pay the course fee. This must be paid within 14 days. As soon as the course fee has been paid, the registration is final on both sides.
The hotel accommodation must be paid for on site.
Contact details
Paul und Eliane Locher-Walpen
Termerweg 34
3900 Brig
Mobile: +41 79 736 32 87

All dates

  • Tuesday, 30.07.2024
    All day

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Pfarrkirche Himmelfahrt Mariens
3985 Münster

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