Candidate 1951

Service Playing Exam, Candidate #1951

Please grade each of the following performances and give marks and encouraging comments. The whole thing can be simply written in a Word document and e-mailed to me. I’ll add the RCCO crest etc, record the marks and send your marks and comments to the candidate.

You’ll need two documents at hand while doing this. One is the syllabus requirements and the other is the Service Playing hymn leaflet from which the candidate will play


Test 1 – Sightreading (10 marks) – Click here to download the test sheet



Test 2 – Hymns (20 marks each)

Holy, Holy, Holy (Nicaea)

O Jesus, King Most Wonderful (St Bernard)


Test 3 – Anthem accompaniment (10 marks) – Like the Murmur (Alan Smith), The Oxford Book of Flexible Anthems


Test 4 – Repertoire (10 marks each)

Wedding Processional – Alla Hornpipe; arrangement from Suite in F major No. 1, HWV 348 (G.F. Handel)

Funeral prelude – Wer nur den lieben Gott lasst walten, Op. 135a, No. 28 (Max Reger)

Worship prelude – Genevan Psalm 43: chorale and variation III; excerpts from Variaties over Psalm 43 (Klaas Bolt)

Worship postlude – Darwall, from 36 Short Preludes and Postludes: Set 1, No. 4 (Healey Willan)