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Geoffrey Tristram: A Very British Organist "I am he" Oxford UK

We were proud to work with our client digitising Geoffrey Tristram: A Very British Organist "I am he", ready for online sale to the highest quality output.  For nearly thirty years, Geoffrey Oliver Tristram (GOT) was the celebrated Organist and Master of the Choristers at Christchurch Priory. He set a high standard for both organ performance and choral direction still widely revered and celebrated. This book charts GOT’s life from his birth in Stourbridge, Worcestershire, in 1917 to his sudden death at the age of just 61. It looks at his career as student, teacher, choirmaster, accompanist and, especially, celebrated recitalist, at home and abroad. Drawing heavily on primary source material, including family archives and photographs, the book is complemented and underpinned by the memories and reminiscences of relations, friends, colleagues, peers, and others. It includes many contemporary reviews of his performances, right from his early days as a teenage Fellow of the Royal College of Organists until his last masterly recitals. Appendices give details about Tristram’s recitals, broadcasts, and recordings, alongside specifications of the instruments at Christchurch Priory. The book also provides access to a selection of previously unreleased recordings made in the 1960s and early 1970s. Geoffrey Tristram: A Very British Organist, paints a rich picture of the man (husband, father, friend) and the musician, a player who had a significant influence on generations of organists and singers.
About the author: David Baker
David Baker was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire. He studied Music and then Information Science at various universities and ended up with five degrees (including a PhD), five fellowships and a Professorship to his credit. After a career in higher education within the UK (interspersed with regular work around the globe), he retired from his final role as Principal and Chief Executive of Plymouth Marjon University in 2009.
Since then, he has led a portfolio career as consultant, lecturer, teacher, writer, reviewer, editor, musician, and musicologist. He has some twenty non-fiction books and a significant body of published, peer-reviewed papers to his credit as well as two academic book series which he leads.
David writes fiction for fun, with an interest in detective stories and late Roman Britain. Sometimes he puts the two together. He also tries his hand at poetry from time to time.
A Month of Murder is his first published novel. Broken Eagle volume I, is his second. Three more titles are in preparation.

When not working, David enjoys building model railways (indoors and out) and spending time with his growing number of grandchildren.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ AuthorHouse UK (11 July 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 380 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1665599820
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1665599825
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.18 x 22.86 cm

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