Welcome to the webpage of Tom Fielding! I am glad that you have chosen to find out more about my work as an organist and composer and it is a delight to be able to share my work with you! If you have any questions about any of the contents of these pages, please feel free to contact me using that section of this webpage. I am always happy to discuss the possibilities of recitals and commissions with you in addition to the availability of my works for performance in church and concert hall.
My newest piece, an a cappella motet using the Traditional Latin Anima Christi text, received its world premiere on Saturday, 26 April, during the evening anticipated Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy by the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars, Matthew Sprinkle, director of music. The work was then sung again in a concert by the same group at the Church of Il Gesu, also in Rome, on Monday, 28 April, 2014. Now the work will receive its North American premiere on Friday, 14 November 2014, in a 7pm concert by the same ensemble here at St. Augustine Cathedral, Kalamazoo, on our Sacred Music at the Cathedral concert series. This lyrical work will then be available for purchase here.
Also new to this webpage is a demo recording of my song cycle The Long Hours: Five Rossetti Art Songs for solo baritone and piano. These are accessible and again lyrical pieces using poems of the noted Victorian poet Christina Rossetti. These pieces are in need of a premiere performance: don't hesitate to contact me if you have an upcoming program on which these would fit nicely!
My upcoming recital calendar is coming together as well. On Wednesday, 23 July 2014, at noon, I will play a lunchtime concert at St. John the Evangelist RC Cathedral, Milwaukee, WI on its large Noehren/Nichols and Simpson "double organ." My summer schedule will continue with a performance on the Summer Recital Series at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC, on Sunday, 17 August 2014 at 6pm. The Basilica houses an immense 1964 MP Moeller Organ, the details of which may be found at http://www.nationalshrine.com/site/c.osJRKVPBJnH/b.4764113/k.C903/Organs.htm. On Sunday, 9 November I travel to Toledo, OH for a concert on the magnificent unaltered and fully restored 4-manual E.M. Skinner organ at the stunning Holy Rosary Cathedral. The organ specifications can be found at http://database.organsociety.org/SingleOrganDetails.php?OrganID=7278. Finally, I've confirmed a return appearance on the Sunday Recital Series at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England for 9 August 2015. Something to look forward to!
St. Augustine Cathedral's own Sacred Music at the Cathedral concert series has concluded its 2013-14 season. I'm pleased to be able to share the details of the upcoming season with you now! We will open with a performance by organist Dr. Rhonda Edgington Sider and the Farrell Ballet Theatre on Friday evening, 26 September, 2014 at 7pm. The single work on the program is the cycle Les Corps Glorieux by Olivier Messiaen with interpretive movement by the Farrell artists. The series continues on Friday, 14 November, 2014 with a 7pm concert by the Ss. Peter and Paul Choral Scholars of all 20th and 21st century choral music. I will present the third concert on Friday evening, 13 February 2015, at 7pm, an eclectic recital of solo organ music. Finally, on Palm Sunday, 29 March 2015, at 5pm, Dr. Timothy Tikker will present the great cycle for organ by Charles Tournemire, the Sept Chorals-Poemes d'orgue pour les sept paroles du Xrist, Op. 67. All concerts are open to the public with a good-will offering.
Thanks, again, for checking out my work and please feel free to email me with your questions or comments. Cheers!
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