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     Scott, John (1956-Present)

    He is an organist born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England.  He was a chorister at a cathedral and studied at the Royal College of Organists before being made Organ Scholar of St. John's College Cambridge in 1974 where he was the assistant to Dr. George Guest for four years and received the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarship in Sacred Music.  He made his debut in 1977 at the Proms in Royal Albert Hall and after leaving Cambridge he became Assistant Organist in two London cathedrals.  He joined St. Paul's Cathedral in 1985 moving from the initial post of Sub-Organist to Director of Music and Organist.  During his career he has won the Leipzig J.S. Bach Organ Competition, given recitals in five continents, played at the Washington National Cathedral by invitation, and worked on occasions such as the National Thanksgiving Service for the Queen Mother's 100th birthday and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, for which he also composed an anthem.  He has made numerous recordings of works by composers that include Mendelssohn, Durufle, Mathias, Janacek, Tilson Thomas and Elgar.  He is currently the Organist and Director of Music at St. Thomas' Church in New York and President of the Percy Whitlock Trust and has been awarded the Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order for his services to music.

     

    The Bach Choir recordings

    Angelus ad Virginem (Anonymous 13th/14th Century Latin)

    London 417 898-2 (CD: O Come All Ye Faithful)

    Brass - Members of The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

    Organ - John Scott

    Conductor - Sir David Willcocks

     

    Once in Royal David's City (Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander/Henry John Gauntlett)

    London 417 898-2 (CD: O Come All Ye Faithful)

    Brass - Members of The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

    Organ - John Scott

    Conductor - Sir David Willcocks

     

    Choir of St. Thomas's Church recordings

    Once in Royal David's City (Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander/Henry John Gauntlett)

    Pro Organo 7200 (CD: Christmas on Fifth Avenue)

    Director - John Scott

    Organ - Jeremy S. Bruns

    Arranger - Sir David Willcocks

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.cathedral.org/cathedral/music/scott060625.shtml
    2. https://www.guildmusic.com/artists/scottj.htm
    3. http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/artist_page.asp?name=scott

     

    Here he is giving an organ performance of "Tuba Tune" by Norman Cocker...

     

          

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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