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Scott, John (organ)
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John Scott (organ)

see also John Scott (conductor)

John Scott was born in 1956 in Wakefield, Yorkshire, where he became a Cathedral chorister. While still at school he gained the diplomas of the Royal College of Organists and won the major prizes. In 1974 he became Organ Scholar of St. John’s College, Cambridge, where for four years he acted as assistant to Dr. George Guest and held the University John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship in Sacred Music. His organ studies were with Jonathan Bielby, Ralph Downes, and Dame Gillian Weir. He made his debut in the 1977 Promenade Concerts in the Royal Albert Hall, playing Reubke’s Sonata on the 94th Psalm. He was the youngest organist to appear in the Proms.

On leaving Cambridge, he was appointed Assistant Organist at London’s two Anglican Cathedrals, St Paul’s and Southwark. During this time he won the first prizes from the Manchester and Leipzig J. S. Bach International Organ Competitions in 1978 and 1984 respectively.

In 1985 he became Sub-Organist of St Paul’s Cathedral. In 1990 he succeeded Dr. Christopher Dearnley as Organist and Director of Music.

His work at St Paul’s involved the training and direction of the choir, and the overseeing and development of the Cathedral’s busy music program. In recent years he was responsible for the music at a number of high-profile events, including the National Service of Thanksgiving for the Millennium, the services to mark the 100th birthday of HM The Queen Mother and the Golden Jubilee of HM The Queen (for which he was asked to compose an anthem) and the service held on 14 September 2001 following the terrorist atrocities in the USA. Under his direction, the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir has toured extensively in Europe, Japan, and North and South America, made many widely acclaimed recordings, worked with a number of distinguished orchestras and ensembles and given world premieres of many works commissioned especially for them.

His career as a recitalist has taken him to five continents. In November 1989 he inaugurated the new Rieger organ in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and in 1990, he was one of five international Cathedral organists invited to play in Washington National Cathedral to celebrate the completion of the Cathedral. Recent engagements have included recitals in the USA, Germany, Hong Kong, St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Notre Dame in Paris and Slovakia, and a complete cycle of organ works of J.S. Bach and the Vierne and Widor Symphonies in concert in St Paul’s. In 2003 he gave a series of recitals in St Paul’s featuring the complete organ works of Franck in five recitals, and in 2004 he performed the complete organ works of Buxtehude in a series of ten recitals at St Paul’s.

John Scott’s many recordings include the organ sonatas of Elgar, organ music by William Mathias, the complete organ works of Duruflé and Mendelssohn, as well as two discs of music by Dupré. He has also recorded the solo organ part in Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas.

John Scott is a Council member of the Royal College of Organists and the Royal School of Church Music. He is President of the Percy Whitlock Trust, a Past-President of the Incorporated Association of Organists and in 1998 was nominated International Performer of the Year by the New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He was a member of the Jury for the Concours International d’Orgue “Grand Prix de Chartres” in 2002 and chaired the Jury for the Dallas International Organ Competition in 2003.

In the summer of 2004, after 26 years at St Paul’s, he moved to take up the post of Organist and Director of Music at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, in succession to Dr. Gerre Hancock, where he directs the renowned choir of men and boys.

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Albums
'Advent at St Paul's' (CDH55463)
Advent at St Paul's
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55463  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Brahms: motets' (CDH55346)
Brahms: motets
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'Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia' (CDH55378)
Britten: Saint Nicolas & Hymn to Saint Cecilia
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55378  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Bruckner: Mass in E minor' (CDH55277)
Bruckner: Mass in E minor
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'Bruckner: Masses' (CDS44071/3)
Bruckner: Masses
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'Dupré: Organ Music' (CDD22059)
Dupré: Organ Music
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'Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Duruflé & Fauré: Requiem
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'Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music' (CDH55475)
Duruflé: The Complete Organ Music
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'Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem' (CDA67070)
Fauré & Duruflé: Requiem
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'Fauré: Requiem & other choral works' (CDA30008)
Fauré: Requiem & other choral works
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'Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music' (CDA66292)
Fauré: Requiem & other sacred music
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'Mendelssohn: Choral Music' (CDH55268)
Mendelssohn: Choral Music
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'Mendelssohn: Music for organ' (CDD22029)
Mendelssohn: Music for organ
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'The Music of St Paul's Cathedral' (SPCC2000)
The Music of St Paul's Cathedral
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'Vaughan Williams: Choral Works' (CDS44321/4)
Vaughan Williams: Choral Works
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'Vaughan Williams: The shepherds of the delectable mountains & other works' (CDA66569)
Vaughan Williams: The shepherds of the delectable mountains & other works
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'Whitlock: Organ Sonata' (CDA67470)
Whitlock: Organ Sonata
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – May 2014' (HYP201405)
Hyperion monthly sampler – May 2014
HYP201405  Download-only monthly sampler  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A song of thanksgiving (Vaughan Williams)
Allegro deciso  Movement 3 of Évocation, Op 37 (Dupré)
Allegro in B flat major (Mendelssohn)
Allegro maestoso in C major (Mendelssohn)
Allegro, Chorale and Fugue in D major (Mendelssohn)
Andante in D major (Mendelssohn)
Andante in F major (Mendelssohn)
Ave Maria, Op 12 (Brahms)
Ave Maria, Op 23 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Cantique de Jean Racine, Op 11 (Fauré)
Choral et Fugue, Op 57 (Dupré)
Come, stranger sent from God!  First line to Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop, Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Cortège et Litanie, Op 19 No 2 (Dupré)
Crucifixion  Movement 3 of Symphonie-Passion, Op 23 (Dupré)
Death, I hear thy summons and I come  First line to The death of Nicolas, Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Deuxième Symphonie, Op 26 (Dupré)
Esquisses, Op 41 (Dupré)
Évocation, Op 37 (Dupré)
Famine tracks us down the lanes  First line to Nicolas and the pickled boys, Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Fantasie Choral No 1 in D flat major (Whitlock)
Five Short Pieces (Whitlock)
Folk Tune  No 2 of Five Short Pieces (Whitlock)
For forty years our Nicolas  First line to His piety and marvellous works, Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Fugue in E minor 'Allegro' (Mendelssohn)
Fugue in F minor 'Lento' (Mendelssohn)
Fugue sur le thème du Carillon des Heures de la Cathédrale de Soissons, Op 12 (Duruflé)
Geistliches Lied, Op 30 (Brahms)
He journeys to Palestine  Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Hear my prayer  First line to Hör mein Bitten, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
Herr, wie lange willst du mein so gar vergessen?  First line to Psalm 13, Op 27 (Brahms)
His piety and marvellous works  Movement 8 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Hör mein Bitten, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
Intermezzo  Movement 2 of Deuxième Symphonie, Op 26 (Dupré)
Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren mit trauren  First line to Geistliches Lied, Op 30 (Brahms)
Le monde dans l'attente du Sauveur  Movement 1 of Symphonie-Passion, Op 23 (Dupré)
Le tombeau de Titelouze '16 Chorals sur des Hymnes liturgiques', Op 38 (Dupré)
Libera me (Bruckner)
Messe Basse (Fauré)
My parents died  First line to Nicolas devotes himself to God, Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nativité  Movement 2 of Symphonie-Passion, Op 23 (Dupré)
Nicolas and the pickled boys  Movement 7 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas comes to Myra and is chosen Bishop  Movement 5 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas devotes himself to God  Movement 3 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas from Prison  Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas sailed for Palestine  First line to He journeys to Palestine, Movement 4 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Nicolas was born in answer to prayer  First line to The birth of Nicolas, Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
O for the wings of a dove  Extract from Hör mein Bitten, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
Organ Sonata in C minor (Whitlock)
Organ Toccata on Veni Emmanuel (Carter)
Our eyes are blinded by the holiness you bear  First line to Introduction, Movement 1 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Paean  No 5 of Five Short Pieces (Whitlock)
Persecution sprang upon our Church  First line to Nicolas from Prison, Movement 6 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Placare Christe servulis  No 16 of Le tombeau de Titelouze '16 Chorals sur des Hymnes liturgiques', Op 38 (Dupré)
Prelude and Fugue in C minor, Op 37 No 1 (Mendelssohn)
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, Op 37 No 3 (Mendelssohn)
Prelude and Fugue in G major, Op 37 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Prélude et Fugue sur le nom d'Alain, Op 7 (Duruflé)
Prélude sur l'Introit de l'Épiphanie, Op 13 (Duruflé)
Prélude, Adagio et Choral varié sur le thème du 'Veni Creator', Op 4 (Duruflé)
Preludes and Fugues, Op 7 (Dupré)
Preludio  Movement 1 of Deuxième Symphonie, Op 26 (Dupré)
Psalm 13, Op 27 (Brahms)
Requiem, Op 48 (Fauré)
Résurrection  Movement 4 of Symphonie-Passion, Op 23 (Dupré)
Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Scherzo, Op 2 (Duruflé)
Sicilienne  Movement 2 of Suite pour orgue, Op 5 (Duruflé)
Sonata in A major, Op 65 No 3 (Mendelssohn)
Sonata in B flat major, Op 65 No 4 (Mendelssohn)
Sonata in C minor, Op 65 No 2 (Mendelssohn)
Sonata in D major, Op 65 No 5 (Mendelssohn)
Sonata in D minor, Op 65 No 6 (Mendelssohn)
Sonata in F minor, Op 65 No 1 (Mendelssohn)
Suite pour orgue, Op 5 (Duruflé)
Symphonie-Passion, Op 23 (Dupré)
Te lucis ante terminum  No 5 of Le tombeau de Titelouze '16 Chorals sur des Hymnes liturgiques', Op 38 (Dupré)
The birth of Nicolas  Movement 2 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
The death of Nicolas  Movement 9 of Saint Nicolas, Op 42 (Britten)
Toccata  Movement 3 of Suite pour orgue, Op 5 (Duruflé)
Toccata  Movement 3 of Deuxième Symphonie, Op 26 (Dupré)
Two Motets, Op 65 (Fauré)
Variations sur un vieux Noël, Op 20 (Dupré)
Verleih' uns Frieden, Op posth. (Mendelssohn)
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