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, catalog G-8912. A recording of the piece can be found on the "recordings" tab of this webpage. 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 has now received 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. A recording of the performance from this concert is available on the "recordings" tab of this page and a score sample can be found on the "scores" tab. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in purchasing copies for your choir. 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 upcoming recital calendar has several highlights. 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. Then, 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 My calendar continues, then, on Friday, 8 April 2016, with a 730pm performance on the Steiner-Wreck organ at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Louisville, KY. Details about that instrument may be found at http://cathedraloftheassumption.org/music/organ I am also scheduled to play a recital on Tuesday, 10 May 2016, on the massive Schantz organ found in Milwaukee's Gesu Church: http://gesuparish.org/ministry/music/organ.php.
St. Augustine Cathedral's own Sacred Music at the Cathedral concert series is underway! The series continues on Friday evening, 13 February 2015, at 7pm, with an eclectic recital of solo organ music by myself as mentioned above. 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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