Service Playing Test Study Guide

The Service Playing Test Study Guide ($20) is an educational resource for service playing candidates. The study guide is almost 60 pages in length, and it is accompanied with the musical examples below. The study guide can be found in the “Certification Exam Study Guides and Materials” section of the AGO online store where  you will find other resources that will help you prepare; you can also use this quick order form. Additionally, the committee has created the Examination Hymn Booklet that contains most of the hymns that candidates need for the test. The Examination Hymn booklet is available as a PDF from the Certification Administrator, Email.

The musical examples below accompany the Study Guide text.

#1 Page 14 – Bach, Wer nur den lieben Gott lässt walten. BWV 642 from Orgelbüchlein.

#2 Page 15 – Bach, Wenn wir in Höchsten Nöten sein. BWV 641 from Orgelbüchlein.

#3 Page 15 – Bach, Fugue in F Major from Eight Little Preludes and Fugues.

#4 Page 15 – Buxtehude, Von Gott will ich nicht lassen. BuxWV 221.

#5 Page 16 – Mendelssohn, Adagio from Sonata in F minor, Op.65, No.1.

#6 Page 16 – Vierne, Berceuse from Vingt-quatre Pièces en style libre.

#7 Page 17 – Duprè, You will sing of the glory of the angels from Dans la Gloire des Invalides.

#8 Page 17 – Near, O sacrum convivium from Saint Augustine’s Organbook.

#9 Page 17 – Langlais, Pasticcio from Organ Book.

#10 Page 18 – Wold, Trio on People, Look East from Light One Candle: Advent Organ Collection.

#11 Page 55, EHB #2 – Lord, You Give the Great Commission (ABBOT’S LEIGH).

#12 Page 55, EHB #18 – O Dearest Jesus, What Law Hast Thou Broken? (HERZLIEBSTER JESU).

#13 Page 55, EHB #22 – Eicker, All Peoples, Clap Your Hands, Psalm 47.

#14 Page 55, EHB #23 – Gelineau, Psalm 33/34.

#15 Page 55, EHB #20 – Battishill, Psalm 100.

#16 Page 56 – Matthias, As Truly as God is our Father.

#17 Page 56 – Near, Adam Lay YBounden.

#18 Page 56 – Wesley, Thou Wilt Keep Him In Perfect Peace.

#19 Page 56 – Mendelssohn, How Lovely Are the Messengers.

#20 Page 56 – Haydn, Awake the Harp.