"Peter and the Wolf"


 Sergej Prokofiev


(1891 - 1953)

Peter and the Wolf

op. 67 (1936)

Transcription for Organ Duet by

Roberto Antonello

The famous musicpiece "Peter and the Wolf" van Sergej Prokoviev has been transcribed by the ECHO-Cities (European Cities of Historical Organs) in nine different languages for organ with two organists and a narrator.

It is meant to communicate with children in a contemporary way and the combination of telling the fairy tale and listening to the organ music can produce a fantastic result


During this festival the two ECHO organists Roberto Antonello en Maurizio Croci will perform this work four handed in the Laurentiuskerk in Alkmaar

The narrator is Huib Ramaer

In the church the children will all gather around the console of the organ so that they will be able to see the organists perform.


We wish all children, their parents and grandparents much pleasure in listening to this music.

the Organ

 The Pels organ from 1950 in the Laurentiuskerk in Alkmaar

 In this organ transcription, the orchestral instruments playing the themes atached to the single characters are substituted by different organ stops, portraying the imitative possibilities of the "king of the instruments".

Characters          Orchestral instruments Organ stops
Peter Strings Foundations, flue pipes, string tone colour
Bird Flute Flutes of different size
Duck Oboe Oboe
Cat Clarinet Clarinet
Grandfather Bassoon Bombard
Wolf Horns Reed or free reed stops
Hunters Timpani Clusters in the pedal
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