Articles by: James

Organ voluntaries at St. Patrick’s, Albury – Easter to Christmas 2018

Organ voluntaries at St. Patrick’s, Albury – Easter to Christmas 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, here is a list of voluntaries that I will have played on the St. Patrick’s organ when I have been scheduled to play at Mass. (This post was inspired by Sarah Bereza – The 25 Best Organ Postludes). Easter Vigil Communion: Meditation sur O Filii et […]

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Thirteen in twelve

Thirteen in twelve

Thirteen in twelve…sounds like an obscure time signature but that’s not what it’s about. It refers to the number of recitals I completed in twelve months (2017). This personal challenge didn’t start as a premeditated one at all, but rather as a natural progression from what happened in the previous […]

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Ramblers at St Matthew's

Two southern events

French Repertoire Masterclass – Johann Vexo Johann Vexo Back in May, I was blessed and fortunate enough to be able to attend a masterclass by Johann Vexo, organist for the choir organ at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris and the great organ of the Cathedral of Nancy. This opportunity was made possible […]

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Same repertoire, different organs

Same repertoire, different organs

The joy (or headache) of being an organist is being able to adapt to different instruments on short notice. In my younger piano days, I remember the stress of having to play a different piano for an exam, eisteddfod or performance. You had to somehow quickly adapt to the touch, […]

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12 recitals in 12 months

12 recitals in 12 months

In a bid to learn more organ repertoire in 2017, I have entered myself into a challenge of booking in 12 recitals in 12 months. There could be possibly more than this, but for now this is what I have signed up for. So far I have completed two, the […]

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