XXIV Academia de Órgano
Fray Joseph de Echevarría

From 26th to 30th July, 2021



Pieter van Dijk (1958) is City Organist, and organist of the Grote Sint Laurenskerk, in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, where he acts as custodian to two of the world’s most significant historic organs.

As one of Europe’s most sought-after teachers, Van Dijk is Professor and Head of Organ Studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam…


From Sweelinck to Bach*

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562 – 1621)
Psalm 116 SwWV 313
Da pacem SwWV 302
Erbarm Dich mein, O Herre Gott SwWV 303

Fantasia in d SwWV 259
Fantasia Ut re mi fa sol la SwWV 269

Mein junges Leben hat ein end SwWV 324
Ich fuhr mich über Rheine SwWV 322

Toccata in C SwWV 283

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

The six Schübler Chorals BWV 645-650

Choral preludes from the Kirnberger Collection BWV 690-713

Sonata I in E flat Major BWV 525

Praeludium et Fuga in a BWV 543
Praeludium et Fuga in g BWV 535
Praeludium et Fuga in D BWV 532

*This programme is only illustrative, the students may also bring other works by the composers aforementioned.



Guy Bovet (born May 22, 1942), is appreciated in the musical world as a many-sided, original and cultivated artist, active in many fields.

He keeps a busy concert schedule of about 60 recitals per year…


Hispanic “ensalada”: from the “Tiento” to the Sonata, including the stylised dance forms. Spanish keyboard music from the 16th to the 18th century

From the 16th century the Spanish keyboard repertoire covers a wide variety of music forms and compositional techniques, influenced by the most traditional contrapunctus inherited from the Renaissance polyphony, and also assimilating the melodic elaborations improvised by the musicians on the dance forms.

There is a long way from this to Padre Antonio Soler’s galante style. Going through a variety of schools all of these influences mixed up together become a bit like a music “salad”. Students may bring other types of compositions written in the Iberian peninsula.

Antonio de Cabezón (1510 –1566)

Pavana con su glosa (Libro de cifra nueva… de Luys Venegas de Henestrosa, 1557)
Tiento de primer tono (Obras de música, 1568)

Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia (1561 – 1627)

Obra de octavo tono alto. Ensalada
Vajo de primer tono 

Francisco Correa de Arauxo (1584 – 1654)

Tientos (Facultad Orgánica, 1626)

Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644 – 1712)

Pasacalles de primer tono (I)
Pasacalles de primer tono (II)
Pasacalles de tercer tono
Pasacalles de cuarto tono
Pasacalles de octavo tono
Corrente italiana

Antonio Soler (1729 – 1783)

Sonatas para tecla




Raúl del Toro studied Organ, Piano and Harpsichord at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Pablo Sarasate in Pamplona and the Conservatorio Superior de Música in San Sebastián.

He also followed studies of Composition and Gregorian Chant…


The organ repertoire in light of the liturgical context: origins and evolution
A large part of the organ repertoire has its origin in a specific purpose, within the various liturgical practices that have occurred throughout history. Organ music contains many aspects that remain hidden or misunderstood if not addressed from this perspective. The objective of this course is to apply the knowledge of successive cultural praxis to the analysis of the organ repertoire.


The health standards recommended by the competent authorities shall be followed at all times.
Exceptionally, this year passive students are not admitted.
  • The course will have a duration of 35 hours approximately.
  • There will be a maximum of 8 active students.
  • Academy proffesors will offer 45 minutes individual lessons to those students who request them. Enrollment for these classes will be held in strict order of registration.
  • Some of the scores for the course can be provided on request.


Information about accomodation in Palencia will be given by the organizers of the course when required.



  • Registration: 130 €
  • Individual lesson: 25€

Fee to be paid into the following bank account: IBAN: ES90 2108 2401 6500 3309 8696
Pre-registration deadline: until 30th May, 2021

The AOP Association will inform applicants if they have been admitted to the Academy before June 10th.

You can cancel and refund your reservation for any unforeseen events related to the COVID-19 health crisis upon presentation of valid proof.


Asociación de Amigos del Órgano de Palencia
Plaza de San Pablo, 8 E-34005 – Palencia
Phone: (+34) 629 878 681
email: echevarria.org@telefonica.net



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