Organ music

The organ is one of the oldest keyboard musical instruments, sometimes dated back to ancient Greece. It spread during the middle ages and took a prominent place as an instrument in Christian liturgical music. Eventually it took a place as a concert instrument, and a rich literature for organ music exists, with most famous composers having written at least some music for it. Most of the times, the term 'organ' applied in Western art music context, refers to the standard pipe organ that can be found in churches, and theaters, or to chamber organs. However, other forms of organ exists besides the pipe organ: there are mechanical organs, non-piped organs (which use reeds), and electronic organs (which create sound by electronic means and reproduces it through loudspeakers).
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Popular composers Johann Sebastian Bach  ·  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ·  Ludwig van Beethoven  ·  Franz Schubert  ·  Johannes Brahms  ·  Franz Liszt  ·  Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky  ·  Felix Mendelssohn  ·  Claude Debussy  ·  Franz Joseph Haydn  ·  Georg Friedrich Händel  ·  Camille Saint-Saëns  ·  Antonín Dvořák  ·  Robert Schumann  ·  Edvard Grieg  ·  Gabriel Fauré  ·  Edward Elgar  ·  Various  ·  Jules Massenet  ·  Hector Berlioz  ·  Henry Purcell  ·  Max Reger  ·  Georg Philipp Telemann  ·  Ralph Vaughan Williams  ·  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach  ·  Gustav Holst  ·  Michel Rondeau  ·  Georges Bizet  ·  Johann Pachelbel  ·  Dietrich Buxtehude  ·  César Franck  ·  Carl Czerny  ·  Girolamo Frescobaldi  ·  Tomás Luis de Victoria  ·  William Byrd  ·  César Cui  ·  Orlande de Lassus  ·  Aleksandr Glazunov  ·  Ferruccio Busoni  ·  Josquin Des prez  ·  Charles-Valentin Alkan  ·  Anton Bruckner  ·  Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély  ·  Jean Baptiste Lully  ·  Josef Gabriel Rheinberger  ·  Edward MacDowell  ·  Ottorino Respighi  ·  Giovanni Battista Pergolesi  ·  Joachim Raff  ·  Daniel Léo Simpson
Periods 20th Century  ·  21st Century  ·  Baroque  ·  Classical  ·  Early 20th Century  ·  Late 19th century  ·  Medieval  ·  Renaissance  ·  Romantic
Forms Anthem  ·  Aria / Arietta  ·  Ballade  ·  Ballet  ·  Barcarolle  ·  Books  ·  Canon  ·  Cantata  ·  Canzona  ·  Caprice  ·  Chaconne  ·  Chorale  ·  Chorale Prelude  ·  Christmas Carols  ·  Compilation  ·  Concerto  ·  Dance  ·  Duet  ·  Etude  ·  Fanfare  ·  Fantasy  ·  Fugue  ·  Funeral Music  ·  Galliard  ·  Gavotte  ·  Impromptu  ·  Intermezzi  ·  Lullaby/Berceuse  ·  Madrigal  ·  March  ·  Minuet  ·  Motet  ·  Nocturne  ·  Overture  ·  Partita  ·  Pavane  ·  Piano piece  ·  Piece  ·  Polka  ·  Prelude  ·  Prelude (or other movement) and Fugue  ·  Rhapsody  ·  Ricercar  ·  Romance  ·  Rondo  ·  Sacred Mass  ·  Saraband  ·  Scherzo  ·  Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation  ·  Sonata  ·  Sonatina  ·  Song  ·  Song Cycle  ·  Suite  ·  Symphonic Pieces  ·  Symphonic Poem  ·  Symphony  ·  Theme and Variations  ·  Toccata  ·  Transcription  ·  Trio  ·  Variable  ·  Waltz