Illustratie Orgelkids compositiewedstrijd1The 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

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 B – Do-organ ensemble
1: Anders Börjesson (Zweden) – Sonatine
2: Denis Roosen (België) – En Garde!
3: Aidan Plank (USA) – Orgel Blue

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 instrument

Doe-orgel II zwart wit 2018The 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.