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David with Doge

David rehearsing in St Paul's Cathedral, March 2014
[Photo: Richard Moore]





David with Doge

David with Felix Aprahamian Sept 2001





David with Doge

David at St Sulpice Paris
[Photo:Dave Lazoe]



BBC In Touch broadcast 30 April 2019

Following the recent fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, David recalls the experience of performing a recital there in 2002. Listen to the programme here.

Song of Sunshine - American Public Radio ‘Pipe Dreams’ interview with David

In 1995 David made a ninety-minute radio broadcast with the renouned presenter of the US "Pipedreams" programme Michael Barone. David talks about his music-making on the organ, his approach to composing and plays several works by Hollins, Whitlock, Wood, and himself on imstruments in the USA. Listen to the programme here.

A year-long project - Mnemonic Suite Op21

David provides an insight into the process of composing and publishing a new work. There is far more to it than jotting the notes down on a piece of paper; it involves the help and collaboration of several people to make a high-quality, accurate score available.

Ron Bayfield on transcribing organ music into Braille

David introduces his friend, Ronald Bayfield, who has enabled him to add not only church music, but also some major organ works to his repertoire. It takes a very special kind of perfectionism and application for a sighted person to conquer the challenges of Braille music. Ron’s story illustrates his great technical experience and systematic mind-set, combined with a sense of humour and an apetite to learn.

Hotel-based GDBA training with a new guide dog

In January 2006, David attended a hotel-based course to train with his new guide dog, Doge. In this essay he writes about this experience, how it differs from courses run at the former GDBA centres, and highlights some points other guide dog users might want to consider as they prepare for a hotal-based course.

On the retirement of guide dog Campbell

David and his guide dog Campbell were together from February 1997 to January 2006. After nearly nine years, David reflects on this vital relationship and the part Campbell played in his life.

Recollections of Felix Aprahamian (1914 - 2005)

David first met Felix Aprahamian in 1978 and thereafter was helped and guided by him. David here recalls some of the many aspects of their friendship and draws a closely-observed portrait of his friend and mentor.

Blind organists, and the challenges of church music-making

David has been organist of St Barnabas Pimlico since 1985. He writes about some of the challenges facing a blind church musician and how he has found solutions to them.

Learning Widor's 7th Symphony

Read about David's approach to learning a major work to add to his repertoire. He performed the complete Symphony at St Dominic's Priory, London in November 2004, and subsequently at Newcastle Cathedral, Hull City Hall, at Sneek in the Netherlands, St Mary's Bourne Street, St John's Upper Norwood and St Mary's Woburn.

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