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Roger Sayer is Organist and Director of Music at The Temple Church, London, having previously held the same position at Rochester Cathedral. He is also Deputy Chorus Director and Accompanist to the London Symphony Chorus.
In his early years Roger was an organ student at St Paul’s Cathedral and also won many prizes for organ playing as a student at the Royal College of Music. Notably his success as a prize winner in the 1989 St Albans International Organ Competition led to a career of international recital tours which take him all over the world. He has made many recordings both as organist and conductor which have received wide critical acclaim. In 2005 he completed the complete organ
works of Bach.
Roger’s first recording with the Temple Church Choir, A Knight’s Progress, features Our Present Charter, by the American Composer, Nico Muhly, written for the Choir to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. The CD includes additional music by Haydn, Parry, Walton and Vaughan Williams.
Under his direction the Temple Church Choir has performed live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, the Cadogan Hall, in Washington DC and, more recently, Holland. Future tours include the Far East and Australia this July. Roger is organ soloist on the soundtrack of the blockbuster film Interstellar and recently performed the score live at the Royal Albert Hall. His organ performances and recordings are numerous. Roger has just completed a recording of the twenty sonatas of Rheinberger.
|1||6.37||Prelude from Prelude and Fugue||Marcel Dupre|
|3||23.57||Sonata on 94th Psalm||Julius Reubke|
|4||14.5||Allegro from Sonata V BWV529||JS Bach|
|5||6.27||Largo from Sonata V BWV529||JS Bach|
|6||3.19||Allegro from Sonata V BWV529||JS Bach|
|7||3.08||Fugue sur le théme du Carillon||Maurice Duruflé|
|8||1.57||Prélude sur l’Introit de l’Épiphanie||Maurice Duruflé|
|9||6.34||Scherzo pour Orgue||Maurice Duruflé|
|10||14.39||Fantasy on Hallelujah! Gott zu loben Op.52 No.3||Max Reger|