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.
I am pleased to say that my very simple piece Variations on O Waly Waly for solo organ has been accepted for publication by GIA Publications, Inc., Chicago, IL. A recording of the piece can be found on the "recordings" tab of this webpage. I was also commissioned by Ss. Peter and Paul RC Church, Naperville, IL, Matthew Sprinkle, director of music, to write a gentle setting of the beloved Polish Christmas carol "Infant Holy, Infant Lowly" for their Midnight Mass celebration this year. It is scored for SATB chorus, flute, oboe, organ and strings. My 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. 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. Matthew has been a long-time regular patron of mine and I continue to be thankful for his support and love for my work.
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 has several highlights. 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. Then, on Friday evening, 13 February, I will offer my annual recital here at St. Augustine Cathedral as part of our Sacred Music at the Cathedral concert series. All of the collected funds from this recital go into the Cathedral Fr. John Selner Fund that supports both the series and special liturgical music throughout the year. I've also confirmed a return appearance on the Sunday Recital Series at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, England for 9 August 2015, some ten years since my last appearance on the series. Finally, on Friday evening, 11 September 2015, I travel to the Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul in Lewiston, Maine, for a recital on the church's magnificent 1938 Casavant organ. Details about its design can be found at http://saintspeterandpaul.us/casavant_organ.htm
St. Augustine Cathedral's own Sacred Music at the Cathedral concert series is underway! 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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