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Alexander Fishburn

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About Alexander

Hello! I am an Organist, Singer and Conductor based in Cheltenham, Glos.
Organist
Cheltenham
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Alex's musical career began as a Chorister at Durham Cathedral, where he began his Organ studies under Cathedral Organist, James Lancelot. Alex continued his studies at Chetham's School if Music with Christpher Stokes, and at the Royal College of Music with Margaret Phillips. Alex is Director of Music at All Saints Cheltenham, having previously held posts at St John, Meopham and St Peter & Paul, Bromley.

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Early music, Renaissance
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Concert
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Other skills:
Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching
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Song list

Often requested for Weddings:
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Air from the "Water Music"
Vierne: Final from Symphony 1 in D
Widor: Toccata from Symphony 5 in F
Wagner: the "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary / The Prince of Denmark's March
Purcell: Trumpet Tune in D
Charpentier: Prelude from the Te Deum
Mendelssohn: "Wedding March" from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Stanley: Trumpet Tune in D
Karg-Elert: Triumphal March on "Nun Danket"
Wesley: Choral Song
Handel: "Hornpipe" from the "Water Music"
German: Festive Trumpet Tune
Bach: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
Bach: Air on the G string
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Schubert: Ave Maria
Other repertoire:
Buxtehude: Prelude and Fugue in D, BuxWV 139
Buxtehude: Chaconne in E Minor, BuxWV 160
Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564
Bach: Toccata in D Minor, BWV 538(i)
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 543
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C, 547
Bach: Wir glauben all'an einen Gott, BWV 680
Bach: Leibster Jesu, Wir sind hier (three settings), BWV 706, 730, 731
Bach: Jesu, meine freude, BWV 1105
Bach: Kyrie, Gott Vater in Eqigkeit, BWV 669
Stanford: Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, No 2
Stanford: Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 1, No 4
Stanford: Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 2, No 1
Stanford: Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 2, No 2
Stanford: Six Short Preludes and Postludes, Set 2, No 6
Harris: Prelude (from Four Short Pieces)
Harris: Flourish for an Occasion
Whitlock: Allegretto (Five Short Pieces)
Whitlock: Folk Tune (Five Short Pieces)
Whitlock: Andante Tranquillo (Five Short Pieces)
Whitlock: Fidelis (Four Extemporisations)
Whitlock: Salix (Plymouth Suite)
Alain: Choral Dorien
Cocker: Tuba Tune
Cocker: Interlude
Lefebure-Wely: Sortie in E flat
Lefebure-Wely: Andante "Choeur de Voix Humaines"
Vaughan Williams: Prelude on Rhosymedre
Bedard: Variations on Sine Nomine
Gardonyi: Mozart Changes
Yon: Toccatina for Flute ("Humoresque")
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Not a problem! If timings change, I will always do my best to ensure I can still accommodate you.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am always happy to discuss learning new repertoire specifically for you.

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£65
Up to 1 hour£107.50
Up to 2 hours£143.32
Up to 3 hours£214.96
Packages
Crematorium (following funeral)
(applicable if also playing for the funeral service, either preceding or following the crematorium service)
£33
Crematorium
This includes all musical requirements
£65
Carol services etc.
(up to 90 minutes)
£107.50
Funeral
This includes music before and after the service, hymns, and any music during the service as required. (up to 90 minutes)
£107.50
Wedding
This includes music before the service begins, music during the Bride's entrance, music during the signing of the register, and music as the couple leave the church. (up to 90 minutes)
£107.50
Recital
Up to 90 minutes (including a short interval if more than 45 minutes) or music.
£143.32

Add-ons

Audio Recording
+£30.75
Video recording
+£61.50

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Jonathan R, 2 years ago

Everything was great; Alex helped us choose the music ahead of time which was really useful given we werent sure what to play. He arrived promptly on the day and climbed into the rather tight organ space without complaint! I am no expert in organ playing and was somewhat distracted by the act of getting married, but as far as I could tell everything was played beautifully and went off without a hitch. Wouldn't hesitate at all in recommending him for future events. Thanks!

From other customers:

Andrew C, 5 years ago

It was a lovely recital, lovely playing, registration and super programme. Look forward to seeing and hearing you again.

Kenneth J, 6 years ago

It was wonderful to meet you and I am certain that your obvious superb talent at the keys coupled with your enthusiasm and knowledge will take you far in the music profession.