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A former organ scholar of St Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin, David Adams studied in Freiburg (with Ludwig Doerr) and Amsterdam (with Piet Kee and Ewald Kooiman), winning prizes at international competitions in Speyer, Lüneburg, Dublin and Bruges. Since his début recital at St Paul’s Cathedral, London at the age of sixteen, he has performed throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe, and is a regular guest at major international festivals. He has premiered many new works, including numerous compositions written especially for him. In addition to a solo CD recorded on the organs of Trinity College and a CD entitled Irish Contemporary Organ Music recorded at the National Concert Hall, David has appeared on the Naxos, Black Box and Wergo labels. In 2007 he was awarded a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam for his work on Max Reger and Karl Straube. David now lectures at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and is organist of Christ Church, Taney and St Nahi’s in Dublin.

Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)

from Evocation, op.37 no.3 (1941)

Allegro deciso

Joseph Rheinberger (1839-1901)

Sonata in G sharp minor, op.175

Allegro moderato


Introduction & fuge

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707)

Mensch, willst du leben seliglich, Bux 206

Wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ, Bux 224

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, Bux 211

Jonathan Nangle (1981-)

Toccata l'homme armé  (2014)

Sebastian Adams (1991-)

New Work

Dietrich Buxtehude

Praeludium in E minor, BuxVW 142

Jean Langlais (1907-1991)

Fête, op.51 (1946)