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ERIC SWEENEY is organist and choirmaster of Christ Church Cathedral Waterford. He began organ lessons while still a choirboy at St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, studying with the cathedral organist W. S. Greig. He later studied with Flor Peeters in Belgium and, with the aid of an Italian Government scholarship, with Fernando Germani in Rome. He has given recitals throughout Ireland both North and South as well as in England, Sweden, Italy, France and America, and his programmes reflect a special interest in contemporary music. Eric has become well-known also for his organ improvisations to silent movies which include The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula and Nosferatu. He has collaborated with the rock group 3epkano for an improvisation to the 1930s classic film The Cabinet of Dr Caligari at the Kilkenny Arts Festival.

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

Te Deum, op. 116 (c. 1909)

Charles Wood (1866-1926)

Chorale preludes:

- York Tune

- Cheshire Tune

- Southwell Tune

Old CXIIIth Psalm

Charles Villiers Stanford

from Sonata no. 4, op. 153, 'Celtica' (1918)

- St Patrick's Breastplate

Joseph Groocock (1913-1997)

Passacaglia (1947)

Charles Villiers Stanford

Postlude in D minor, op. 105 no. 6 (c. 1908)