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    Preston, Simon (4th August 1938-Present)  

    He is a concert organist, choral director and composer born in Bournemouth, England.  He started his musical career as a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, where he also studied organ and would later become an organ scholar.  He held the position of sub-organist, and later organist, as well as Christ Church, Oxford.  He began his international concert career in 1987 and has since composed several works for the organ.  His recordings are numerous and they include the complete organ concertos of Handel and also the complete works of Bach, and his Edison Classique Award winning Les Corps Glorieux by Messaien and Organ Sonatas by Hindemith.


    Hokan Hardenberger and Simon Preston recordings

    Adagio in G minor (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)

    Philips 434 074-2 (CD: Trumpet and Organ Spectacular)

    Trumpet - Hokan Hardenberger

    Organ - Simon Preston



    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Preston
    2. http://www.concertorganists.com/htdocs/Publicity/Preston%20Publicity/Biography.htm
    3. http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/Preston-Simon.htm


    Here he is performing Bach's "Toccata & Fugue in D Minor" in a Concert for Two Organs with Diane Bish....







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