Songs in pipespopular children'S songs through the pipe organ as a teaching material

  1. Rosa María Vicente Álvarez 1
  2. Marisol Mendive Zabaldica 2
  1. 1 Universidade de Vigo

    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España


  2. 2 Ourense Professional Conservatory of Music, Spain
Music education and didactic materials
  1. Rosa María Vicente Álvarez (coord.)
  2. Carol Gillanders (coord.)
  3. Jesús Rodríguez Rodriguez (coord.)
  4. Guilherme Romanelli (coord.)
  5. Jessica Pitt (coord.)

Publisher: IARTEM ; Grupo de Investigación Stellae

ISBN: 978-84-122480-2-9

Year of publication: 2020

Pages: 413-419

Type: Book chapter


The idea arises from interest in the Iberian organ (or pipe organ in the community where this activity takes place), through a non-profit association ( which the authors and developers of the activity belong to. The main objective is to raise awareness of the pipe organ in the community where it exists, through sensorial and sound-musical experiences adapted to the Galician context. The recipients of this activity are youngsters, without neglecting joint development with their caregivers, parents or grandparents. The experience presented is not an ordinary concert. It is a musical experience for children and adults, where they have to participate in the development of the event, making it unique and memorable. The experience stems from the pipe organ classroom of the conservatory of Ourense (Spain). Marisol Mendive harmonizes the pieces and together with the vocal interpretation by Rosi Vicente, they conduct a workshop in which children and adults participate in a children's encounter with the world of the pipe organ, using various registers to surprise children and adults. Dr. Dorothé Schubart collected the pieces interpreted in a Galician songbook in the late 70's. Others are popular songs and children's games were collected by Antón Cortizas (2001). The activity aims to present music in a lively, physical and emotional way, i.e. a creative experience in which music, play, movement and singing interact. We intend to highlight the sounds and melodies of the community itself through the recovery of popular songs and the sound of the pipe organ. In addition, the affective, musical and emotional implications have been demonstrated in various studies on children's musical development. The value of the experience is to establish a connection between children (their families) and the music of their environment, as well as to experiment with this complex instrument’s melodies, silence, and sonority