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I am an experienced freelance organist based near High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. I am available to play for all types of church services including weddings and funerals.

My main career has been in industry, but I have maintained an active interest in music and play both piano and organ to diploma standard. I continue to have organ lessons and I am expanding my repertoire; a sample of this is below.

I have also made some recordings, which you can find HERE

Please contact me if you would like cover for your existing organist, or if you are looking for someone to deputise on a regular basis. I am approachable, friendly and happy to chat through your requirements.

Phone 01494 812449 OR 07788 144664

Mail davidjohn.barkel@gmail.com

Sample repertoire:

J Alain Litanies  
     
JS Bach Fantasia in C Minor 562
  Prelude and Fugue in C Major 545
  Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor 537
  Toccata and Fugue in D Minor 565
  Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme 645
  Adagio from Toccata and Fugue in C Major 564
  Prelude and Fugue in D Minor 539
  Prelude and Fugue in C Major 537
  Fantasia 572
  Chorale Prelude on In Dulci Jubilo 729
  Chorale Prelude Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier  
  Trio Sonata first movt 525
  Gelobet seist du Jesu Christ 604
  Der Tag der ist so freudenreich 605
  Prelude and Fugue St Anne 552
     
L Boellmann Suite Gothique Op 25
     
M Bossi Scherzo in G minor Op 49 no 2
     
J Brahms Chorale prelude on Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen Op 122 no 8
     
F Bridge Adagio in E Major  
     
D Buxtehude Chrorale prelude on Puer Natus In Bethlehem  
     
J Cook Fanfare  
     
H Darke Meditation on Brother James' Air  
     
Walford Davies Solemn Melody Op 14
     
T Dubois Toccata in G Major  
     
E Elgar Vesper Voluntaries Op 14 Op 14
  Sonata in G Major First movement  
  Nimrod  arr Harris Op 36
  Imperial March (arr Martin) Op 32
     
C Franck Pastorale Op 19
  Choral 1  
  Choral 3  
  Prelude, Fugue and Variations Op 18 no3
     
E Gigout Toccata in B minor  
  Grand Choer Dialogue  
     
A Guilmant Offertiore Sur Deux Noels Op 19
  Elevation Op 39 no 1
  Two Anthems Op 39 No 4
  Communion Op 39 No 5
   Offertory on  Christmas Carols Op 39 no 6
  Magnificant in G Major Op 41 no 2
  Choral Op 49 no 5
  Noel - variation on Berlioz  
     
A Hollins Christmas Cradle Song  
     
Herbet Howells Saraband (for the morning of Easter)  
  Master Tallis's Testament  
  Rhapsody No 1 Op 17 No 1
  Paean  
  Psalm Prelude no1  No1 Op 32
     
J Ireland Sursum Corda  
  Intrada from Minature Suite for Organ  
  The Holy Boy  
  Elegiac Romance  
     
S Karg-Elert Choral Improvisation Op 65 no 5
  Nun Danket Alle Gott Op 65 no 59
  Choral Improvisation in A  
     
CS Lang Tuba Tune in D Major Op 15
     
L Lefebure-Wely Sortie in E flat major  
  Sortie in B flat major  
     
W Mathias Processional  
     
Mendelssohn Sonata in B flat Major Op 65 No 4
  Sonata in C Minor Op 65 No 2
     
O Messiaen Apparition De L'Eglise Eternelle  
     
H Murrill Carillon  
     
H Mulet Carillon-Sortie in D Major  
     
F Peeters Adagio from Suite Modale Op 43
     
J Rheinberger Trio in A minor  
     
J Rutter Toccata in 7  
     
CV Stanford Six Short Preludes and Postludes Set 2, I,II,III and VI  
  At Christmas-Tide (from Six Occasional Preludes) Op 182 no 1
     
John Stanley Trumpet Voluntary Op 6 no 5
     
GT Thalben-Ball Elegy  
     
Vaughan-Williams Rhosymedre  
     
L Vierne Finale Symphony No 1  Op 14
  Carillon De Westminster  
  24 Pieces en Style Libre - Berceuse, Carillon, Prelude Op 31
     
SS Wesley Choral Song  
     
Walton (arr Murrill) Crown Imperial  
     
C-M Widor Toccata from Symphony No 5 Op 42 no 1
  Allegro from Sympony No 6 in G Minor Op 42 no 2
  Finale from Sympony No 6 in G Minor Op 42 no 2
     
     
Ed CH Trevor Old English Organ Music for Manuals Vol 1
  Old English Organ Music for Manuals Vol 2