Robin John King (b. 1961) — Idyll (2003) for organ
Robin John King (b. 1961) was born in Toronto, Canada and began his musical life singing in the choirs of St. James Cathedral and Royal St. George’s College. He was educated at the University of Toronto and St. Andrew’s College (Saskatoon) and his teachers included Barrie Cabena, John Tuttle, William Wright, Godfrey Ridout, and Tālivaldis Ķeniņš. King held various positions including director of music at Robertson-Wesley Church and St. Andrew’s United Church, both in Edmonton. He was also conductor of the choir Vocal Alchemy. As a composer, King won choral and handbell competitions, including the 2003 Carol Competition of the Amadeus Choir of Toronto. In 2007, he left professional music to become a minister and was ordained in the United Church of Canada in 2010. He has served as pastor of several congregations in Alberta.
Published by the Royal Canadian College of Organists in “Te Deum Laudamus, Vol. 1”