Christopher Tambling (b.1964) studied the organ with Malcolm McKelvey at Christ's Hospital, Horsham, Sussex. He went on to gain organ scholarships to Cantebury Cathedral and St Peter's College, Oxford, where he studied with Geoffrey Webber and David Sanger and was Organist of Pusey House. He started his teaching career at Sedbergh School in Cumbria, where he was Organist from 1986 to 1989: he then became Director of Music at Glenalmond College, near Perth in Scotland, also taking on roles of Perth City Organist and Conductor of Perth City Orchestra.
Since 1997 he has been the Director of Music at Downside School near Bath. He is Organist and Master of the Schola Cantorum of Downside Abbey, a 90-strong choir of boys and girls drawn from the school, which regularly sings for services, recordings and concerts. Christopher is much in demand as a composer of accessible church and organ music, and has undertaken many commissions for schools and churches. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Organists.
"Nun danket alle Gott," published in 1996 is found in "Pageant for Pipes," published by Mayhew.
The "outer" section is an exciting fanfare played in the key of B-flat, while Cruger's well-known tune appears in the "central" section, written in the key of F.
This very nice piece is a refreshing and welcome addition to the thanksgiving/harvest festival theme.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY TO ALL!!!