Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #58!
Today's guest is David Knight, an organist from England. He was educated at the University of London and the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has held posts as Director of Music at an English secondary school and a college
of higher education. During this time he also had posts as accompanist and conductor of a selection of choirs.
He has been a church organist for over forty years, not only for the Church of England, but also for the Church of Norway. He lived near Kristiansund on the west coast of Norway for four years. He taught at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for seven years and was an examiner for the Royal Schools of Music. He has performed in cathedrals in England, Ireland, Norway and Hong Kong. At present, he is Musical Director of the West Somerset Singers of Taunton, the Watchet Choral Society, and the Apollo Wind Band of Bristol. He is also the organist and choirmaster of Holy Trinity Church, Taunton.
We have recorded this conversation after David's recital at Vilnius University St. John's church so he talks about his experience with playing the largest pipe organ in Lithuania, handling many different organs during his career, and most importantly, about English organ music of various historical periods because when he travels abroad, he becomes an ambassador of English organ culture.
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