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O'Donnell, James (organ)
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James O'Donnell (organ)

see also James O'Donnell (conductor)

see also James O'Donnell (harpsichord)

James O'Donnell, Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey, was born in Scotland in 1961. He won a junior scholarship in organ and harpsichord at the Royal College of Music while still at school, and was then elected organ Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, where he also held an open scholarship to study Music. At Cambridge he won several academic awards and prizes and graduated with first class honours. He studied the organ with Peter Hurford and Nicolas Kynaston, and latterly with David Sanger. on leaving university in 1982 he was appointed Assistant Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral; he was then Master of Music from 1988 to 2000.

James O'Donnell has developed an international reputation as an organist. He has given recitals in Britain, Europe, the United States and Australasia, as well as having made solo appearances at the Proms and broadcast many times on BBC Radio 3. In 1987 he won first prize in the competition for the Royal College of Organists' Performer of the Year award. He has worked as a conductor with many distinguished groups, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Florilegium, the BBC Singers, the City of London Sinfonia and the Hanover Band. He has appeared as a soloist and continuo player in recordings and concerts with many leading period-instrument ensembles, notably The King's Consort and the Gabrieli Consort and Players. In 1997 he was appointed Professor of Organ at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also lectures in church music studies. He has served on the Council of the Royal College of Organists for ten years.

Albums
'Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 169 & 170' (CDH55312)
Bach: Cantatas Nos 54, 169 & 170
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55312  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Britten: A Ceremony of Carols' (CDA66220)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
Buy by post £10.50 CDA66220 
'Bruckner: Mass in D minor & Te Deum' (CDH55356)
Bruckner: Mass in D minor & Te Deum
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55356  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Bruckner: Masses' (CDS44071/3)
Bruckner: Masses
Buy by post £16.50 CDS44071/3  3CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Langlais: Missa Salve regina & Messe solennelle' (CDH55444)
Langlais: Missa Salve regina & Messe solennelle
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55444  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea' (CDD22072)
Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22072  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'Martin: Mass; Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem' (CDA67017)
Martin: Mass; Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67017 
'The Music of Westminster Cathedral' (WCC100)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
Buy by post £4.50 WCC100  Super-budget price sampler  
'Victoria: Missa Vidi speciosam & other sacred music' (CDH55358)
Victoria: Missa Vidi speciosam & other sacred music
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55358  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Essential Bach' (KING5)
Essential Bach
KING5  Super-budget price sampler — Deleted  
'Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance' (CDA66168)
Treasures of the Spanish Renaissance
CDA66168  To be superseded by CDH55430  
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
A Hymn of St Columba (Britten)
Ave Maria (Lobo)
Ave Maria, Ave maris stella  No 2 of Trois paraphrases grégoriennes, Op 5 (Langlais)
Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV169 (Bach)
Hymne d'actions de grâces 'Te Deum'  No 3 of Trois paraphrases grégoriennes, Op 5 (Langlais)
Intonatione Primo tono (Gabrieli)
Intonatione Settimo tono (Gabrieli)
Jubilate Deo in E flat (Britten)
Magnificat octavi toni (Vivanco)
Messe solennelle (Langlais)
Missa brevis, Op 63 (Britten)
Missa Salve regina (Langlais)
Missa Vidi speciosam (Victoria)
Mors et resurrectio  No 1 of Trois paraphrases grégoriennes, Op 5 (Langlais)
O altitudo divitiarum (Guerrero)
O sacrum convivium (Guerrero)
Passacaille (Martin)
Quae est ista  Part 2 of Vidi speciosam (Victoria)
Regina caeli a 8 (Guerrero)
Regis regum rectissimi  First line to A Hymn of St Columba (Britten)
Rosa mystica  No 1 of Triptyque grégorien (Langlais)
Stirb in mir  No 5, Aria of Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV169 (Bach)
Surge propera amica mea (Guerrero)
Te Deum (Bruckner)
Te ergo, quaesumus  Movement 2 of Te Deum (Bruckner)
Triptyque grégorien (Langlais)
Trois paraphrases grégoriennes, Op 5 (Langlais)
Vidi speciosam (Victoria)
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