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please see below (under ‘Day 2’) for more details.


Preliminary round
Candidates make audio recordings of the three works listed below and submit these by means of registration online.

Matthias Weckmann
– Fantasia in d

Johann Sebastian Bach
– Trio in G major
(2nd movement BWV 1039/1027, adapted to organ in the 18th century)
Via this link or A-R Editions: ‚Keyboard Transcriptions of the Bach Circle‘. The deletion of six bars at the end might be respected or be completed by the candidates themselves.

Franz Tunder

Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

Day 1: Nieuwe Kerk

Round 1 takes place on two consecutive days. Contestants will play on two organs, the Timpe organ in the Nieuwe Kerk and the Martini organ in the Martinikerk.

Day 1: Nieuwe Kerk

Gerard Bunk
Choice between these two works from ’8 Charakterstücke’, op.54:
– Melodie
– Scherzando

Josef Rheinberger
Choice of three works from the following nine:
Charakterstücke op. 156:
– No. 1 Praeludium
– No. 3 Canzonetta
– No. 6 Duett
– No. 11 Passacaglia
Miscellaneen op. 174:
– No. 1 Romanze
– No. 2 Scherzoso
– No. 3 Aufschwung
– No. 5 Agitato
– No. 6 Improvisatio

Robert Schumann
Choice of one of the following ’Studien in kanonischer Form’, op.56:
– Nr. 2 in A minor
– Nr. 4 in A-flat major
– Nr. 6 in B minor

Day 2: Martinikerk

Day 2: Martinikerk


Christian Ritter:
– Sonatine in D

Dietrich Buxtehude:
Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ BuxWV188 (NOT 191!)

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Choice between:
– Prelude and fugue in C major BWV 545 + (in between) Largo from Sonate V BWV 529
– Prelude and fugue in G major BWV 541 + (in between) Lente (without repeats) from Sonate VI BWV 530


During the semi-finals contestants will play on the Edskes-organ in the Lutherse Kerk.

Dieterich Buxtehude

Choice between:
– Praeludium in G BuxWV 162
– Praeludium in g BuxWV 163

Johann Nicolaus Hanff
One of these three chorale arrangements:
Ein feste Burg
Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein
Auf meinen lieben Gott

Henry Purcell
– Voluntary for double organ

Choice between these two Organ Concertos:
John Stanley
Concerto in C minor for organ, 2 violins and bass, op.10, nr.4
To be found with this link:,_Op.10_(Stanley,_John)
Joseph Haydn:
Concerto in F major for organ, 2 violins and bass, Hob. XVIII:7
(on request the score can be sent)

Finals, Martinikerk

Heinrich Scheidemann
Choice of one of three intavolations:
Benedicam Domino (Lassus)
Dic nobis Maria (Hassler)
Verbum caro factum est (Hassler)

Johann Sebastian Bach
Choice between:
– Toccata, adagio and fugue in C major BW 564
– Fantasia and Fugue in G minor BWV 542

Johannes Brahms
From ‘Choralvorspiele’, op.posth.122:
– No. 1 Mein Jesu, der du mich
– No. 10 Herzlich tut mich verlangen (6/4)

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