Albert Troskie: Bydraes tot Kerkmusiek in Suid-Afrika

Stofberg, Louna (2017-03)

Thesis (MMus)--Stellenbosch University, 2017. Dept. of Music

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The name Albert Troskie is for many organists synonymous with the Southern African Church Organists’ Association (known by the Afrikaans acronym SAKOV). Since founding SAKOV in 1980, Troskie has made many contributions to church music in South Africa. As chairman of SAKOV for 20 years he had regular contact with organists nationwide. He became aware inter alia of their needs with regards to in-service training, appropriate music for church services, salary scales and contact with other organists. As editor of SAKOV’s annual journal Vir die Musiekleier and of Nuusbrief he wrote numerous articles on a wide variety of subjects. As composer he still contributes by writing chorale preludes and choir arrangements for use in either church services or concerts. As one of three editors of the Liedboek van die Kerk his experience and knowledge in the field of church music has always been an asset. Since 2009 Troskie has been a member of the VONKK commission (ongoing development of new classical church music) which is responsible for the publication of additional songs for the Liedboek van die Kerk. For this purpose he has produced many organ harmonisations and choir arrangements. As organ specialist, advisor and historian, his two books on the organs of South Africa make an important contribution to South African cultural history and to the conservation of historical pipe organs. Apart from the many organs where he has acted as advisor, the two organs with which he has been involved over years in Port Elizabeth, the Dutch Reformed Church Summerstrand and the Feathermarket Centre, contribute significantly to the musical life of the city. Through his intiative as secretary of the Feathermarket Organ Society more than 140 concerts have taken place over the last 17 years. As performer he still presents regular organ recitals and six CDs (some with his church choir) have been recorded under his direction. The many awards he has received testify to the extent of the recognition of his contributions to church music in South Africa. The main objective of this research is to highlight Albert Troskie’s different contributions to church music in South Africa.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Die naam Albert Troskie is vir menige orreliste sinoniem met die Suider-Afrikaanse Kerkorreliste Vereniging (SAKOV). Sedert sy stigting van SAKOV in 1980, lewer Troskie vele bydraes tot kerkmusiek in Suid-Afrika. Vanweë sy betrokkenheid as voorsitter van SAKOV vir 20 jaar het hy gereelde kontak gehad met orreliste landwyd. So het hy bewus geraak van hul behoeftes ten opsigte van indiensopleiding, gepaste musiek vir die erediens, salarisskale en kontak met ander orreliste om ’n paar te noem. As redakteur van die jaarlikse tydskrif Vir die Musiekleier en die Nuusbrief van SAKOV het hy vele artikels geskryf oor ’n groot verskeidenheid onderwerpe. As komponis lewer hy steeds ’n bydrae met sy koraalvoorspele en koorverwerkings vir gebruik in die erediens of konserte. As een van drie redakteurs van die Liedboek van die Kerk was sy ervaring en kennis op die gebied van kerkmusiek deurgaans ’n aanwins. Vanaf 2009 is Troskie lid van die VONKK-kommissie (Voortgesette Ontwikkeling van Nuwe Klassieke Kerkmusiek) wat aanvullende liedere tot die Liedboek van die Kerk uitgee en het hy verskeie orrelharmonisasies en koorverwerkings hiervoor gedoen. As orrelkenner, -adviseur en -geskiedskrywer lewer sy twee boeke oor die orrels in Suid- Afrika ’n belangrike bydrae tot die Suid-Afrikaanse kultuurgeskiedenis en tot die bewaring van historiese pyporrels. Buiten die vele orrels waarvoor hy as adviseur opgetree het, lewer die twee orrels in Port Elizabeth waarby hy oor jare betrokke was, die NG Kerk Somerstrand en die Veremarksentrum-orrel, noemenswaardige bydraes tot die musieklewe van die stad. As sekretaris van die Veremark-orrelvereniging het daar die afgelope 17 jaar reeds meer as 140 konserte onder sy inisiatief plaasgevind. As voordraer gee hy nog gereeld orreluitvoerings en ses CDs (sommige saam met sy kerkkoor) is onder sy leiding opgeneem. Verskeie toekennings wat hy ontvang het lewer bewys dat sy bydraes tot kerkmusiek in Suid- Afrika wye erkenning geniet. Die hoofdoel van hierdie navorsing is om die verskillende bydraes wat Albert Troskie tot kerkmusiek in Suid-Afrika gelewer het, te belig.

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