The Do-organ is attractive for children to build, but of course also to make music together. That is possible, because although it’s small, it’s a real organ with two octaves and two different ranks of pipes.
Winners Orgelkids Composition Contest
On the occasion of the 10-year anniversary of Orgelkids there was a Composition Contest for composers who wanted to write new music or arrangements for the Do-organ. You can download the winning compositions here as a complete book or the separate pieces:
Complete book with all nine winning compositions (25MB, 83 pages)
or download the compositions separately:
Category A – Do-organ solo
1: Rachel Laurin (Canada) – Ten little sketches for ten little fingers
2: Christiaan Ingelse (Nederland) – Orgelfun
3: Erland Hildén (Zweden) – Organ Fairy Tale: the Ant and the Grasshopper (or Swedish version: Orgelsaga: Myran och Gräshoppan)
Category C – classics for Do-organ
1: Anders Börjesson (Zweden) – Two Bach-Classics & Kleine Bach-Paraphrase
2: Christaan Ingelse (Nederland) – Gavotte uit de Franse Suite No.5 – J.S. Bach
3. Dick Sanderman (Nederland) – Sinfonia from Cantata 156 – J.S. Bach
Other compositions for Do-organ
Some other new compositions have been written earlier especially for the Do-organ.
- Bart Wuilmus from Vlaanderen (BE) wrote a theme song, the Orgelkids-tune. You can listen and download here.
- Fredrik Hagstadt from Zweden composed some suites for Do-organ. You can order them online at Orgelkids Zweden.
- Carson Cooman from the USA wrote two compositions for Do-organ. They are freely available upon request: Two pieces (2018) en Little Praeludium in C (2018).
- Carlotta Ferrari wrote six easy pieces about animals for Do-organ. Carson Cooman recorded the pieces so you can listen and download the music on Carlotta’s IMSLP-page: Animal Farm.
The Do-organ has a keyboard with 2 octaves: c’d’-c ”’ (without cis’). Pitch a ‘= 440 Hz. The organ has two stops of wooden pipes: open (4 ‘) and covered (8’). The organ is winded by hand-operated bellows.