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Toccata on “Mendelssohn” (1997)

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Uploaded by: CarsonCooman (12/25/19)
Composer: Gant, Andrew
Sample Producer: Sonus Paradisi
Sample Set: Laurenskerk - Main Organ - 1973 Marcussen & Son
Software: Hauptwerk IV
Genre: Contemporary
Andrew Gant (b. 1963) — Toccata on “Mendelssohn” (1997) for organ

English composer Andrew Gant (b. 1963) was educated at St. John’s, College, Cambridge; the Royal Academy of Music; and Goldsmiths College, University of London (PhD). From 2000–13, he was organist, choirmaster, and composer at Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal. Gant has sung with most of the United Kingdom’s leading choirs and vocal ensembles, including The Sixteen, the Monteverdi Choir, the Cambridge Singers, and the Tallis Scholars. His church and staff appointments include posts at Westminster Abbey; Selwyn College, Cambridge; the Royal Military Chapel; Worcester College, Oxford; and St. Peter’s College, Oxford. Gant has also been an author and editor; he has published books on the history of Christmas carols, the history of English church music, and Handel’s “Messiah.” Gant has also been active as a politician, elected in 2014 as councillor to the Oxford City Council for the Summertown ward.

Published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd. in “The Organ Music of Andrew Gant”
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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