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About Samuel Austin

Organist, Director of Music, teacher, accompanist, examiner and adjudicator.
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Samuel Austin began musical studies in Liverpool before taking his undergraduate degree at the Birmingham Conservatoire. Whilst there, he held the positions of Assistant Organist at the Birmingham Oratory, and Organ Scholar of Birmingham Symphony Hall. Postgraduate studies followed at the Royal Northern College of Music, where Sam won the Organ Recital Prize in 2009. Sam was Organ Scholar at both Liverpool Cathedrals successively and holds the distinction of performing an organ recital in each cathedral during the same afternoon! Sam became Assistant Director of Music at Aldenham School in 2011 and became Director of Music at St Paul’s, Mill Hill and later organist at St Alphage Burnt Oak. In 2019, Sam successfully took the examinations for the diploma of Associate of the Royal College of Organists and he was awarded prizes for organ playing, the written examinations and the highest aggregate mark over all. Sam gained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists in the following year. In 2019, Sam relocated to the East Riding of Yorkshire for his appointment as Director of Music at Pocklington School. Recently he has been appointed Assistant Organist at Bridlington Priory, Organist at Hull Charterhouse and Accompanist for Driffield Male Voice Choir

Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Baroque, Early music
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Event types:
Church service, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Concert
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Other skills:
Arranger, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner
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Song list

All hymns
Standard repertoire for weddings, funerals, church services and recitals.
Pieces played over the last couple of years:
Bach J S Arioso arr. Ian Tracey
Bach J S Komm, Gott Schöpfer Heiliger Geist BWV 631
Bach J S Herr Christ, Der ein'ge Gottessohn BWV 601
Bach J S Der Tag, der ist so freudenreich BWV 605
Bach J S Jesu, meine Freude BWV 610
Bach J S Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564
Bach J S Fugue in G minor BWV 578
Bach J S Prelude and Fugue in Eb BWV 552
Bach J S Prelude and Fugue in E major BWV 566
Balbastre Marches des Marseillois
Behnke Siyahamba
Buxtehude Chaconne in E minor BuxWV 160
Cochereau Berceuse à la mémoire de Louis Vierne
Couperin Mass for the Parishes (various movements)
Franck Fantaisie in C Op. 16
Fauré Berceuse from "The Dolly Suite"
Franck Piece Heroique
Franck Chorale I in E Major
Franck Fantaisie in A
Franck Prélude, Fugue et Variation Opus 18
Hindemith Sonata II
Lang Tuba Tune in D Major
Mendelssohn Sonata I
Mendelssohn War March of the Priests
Messiaen Apparition de L'Eglise Eternelle
Parry Elegy
Purcell Chaconne for Flutes arr. Anthony Baldwin
Purcell Rondo from Abdelazar
Purcell Trumpet Tunes and Air
Randall G Paean
Rawsthorne Hornpipe Humoresque
Saint-Saëns The Swan
Spedding Toccata-Carillon
Sweelinck More Palatino
Vierne Carillon de Westminster
Walton Crown Imperial
Whitlock Canzona
Whitlock Chanty from Plymouth Suite
Whitlock Toccata from Plymouth Suite
Piano Music
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in F minor
Debussy - La cathédrale engloutie
Bob Dylan - Knockin' on Heaven's Door


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


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From customers:

Nigel D, 13 years ago

"[Sam's] exemplary articulation in music by Jehan Alain and Marcel Dupré guaranteed perfect clarity.

Sarah R, 13 years ago

Sam Austin made a child tourist dance with his performance of J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C, BWV 547