David Sanger


Born in London on April 17th, 1947; David Sanger was an English organist, teacher and composer . He studied the organ and the piano at the RAM from 1963 to 1966, and later received tuition from Lady Susi Jeans and Marie-Claire Alain. He made his London début in 1970, with recitals at the Proms and at the Royal Festival Hall (where he gave the first performance of Peter Racine Fricker’s Ricercare). He has pursued a recital career ever since, giving meticulously researched and prepared performances over a broad repertory. A widely respected teacher, he has written two instructional volumes and has frequently served on the jury of major international organ competitions. He has acted as consultant for a number of new organs and for the restoration of the organ in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

Sanger has done extensive research on the organ symphonies of Vierne, attempting to correct the many errors attributed to the composer’s poor eyesight, and has made a complete series of recordings. His sacred choral compositions include a Magnificat and Nunc Dimitis written for St Paul’s Cathedral, a Mass for the Parishes and a Missa Brevis. He has also composed, edited and arranged works for organ solo.

He died in Northumberland, on May 28th, 2010.

[biorgraphy from Oxford Music Online]