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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
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'Britten: A Ceremony of Carols' (CDA66220)
Britten: A Ceremony of Carols
'Bruckner: Mass in D minor & Te Deum' (CDH55356)
Bruckner: Mass in D minor & Te Deum
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'Bruckner: Masses' (CDS44071/3)
Bruckner: Masses
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'Langlais: Missa Salve regina & Messe solennelle' (CDH55444)
Langlais: Missa Salve regina & Messe solennelle
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'Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea' (CDD22072)
Lo Sposalizio – The wedding of Venice to the sea
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'Martin: Mass; Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem' (CDA67017)
Martin: Mass; Pizzetti: Messa di Requiem
'The Music of Westminster Cathedral' (WCC100)
The Music of Westminster Cathedral
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'Victoria: Missa Vidi speciosam & other sacred music' (CDH55358)
Victoria: Missa Vidi speciosam & other sacred music
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'Essential Bach' (KING5)
Essential Bach
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Complete works available for download
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH  (1685-1750)
Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV169 with James Bowman (countertenor), The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
BENJAMIN BRITTEN  (1913-1976)
A Hymn of St Columba with Gordon Jones (baritone), Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Jubilate Deo in E flat with Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Missa brevis, Op 63 with Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
ANTON BRUCKNER  (1824-1896)
Te Deum with Corydon Singers, Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best (conductor)
ANDREA GABRIELI  (c1510-1586)
Intonatione Primo tono with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Intonatione Settimo tono with The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
JEAN LANGLAIS  (1907-1991)
Messe solennelle with Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Missa Salve regina with Westminster Cathedral Choir, English Chamber Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Andrew Lumsden (organ), David Hill (conductor)
FRANK MARTIN  (1890-1974)
Passacaille
TOMÁS LUIS DE VICTORIA  (1548-1611)
Missa Vidi speciosam with Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
Vidi speciosam with Westminster Cathedral Choir, David Hill (conductor)
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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