Julian Thomas plays the
Marcussen Organ (1995) of Tonbridge School
Marche Héroïque – Herbert Brewer 6:51
Saraband (for the Morning of Easter) (No 2 of Six Pieces) – Herbert Howells 5:57
Fidelis (No 3 of Four Extemporisations) – Percy Whitlock 3:19
Divertimento (No 2 of Four Extemporisations) – Whitlock 3:52
Prelude and Fugue in B minor, BWV 544 – Johann Sebastian Bach 12:26
Allegretto (from Sonata in B flat, Op 65, no 4) – Felix Mendelssohn 3:57
Benedictus, Op 59, no 9 – Max Reger 4:39
Benedictus (from Mass for the Parishes) – François Couperin 3:06
Élévation (from Mass for the Convents) – Couperin 2:39
Scherzo in E (from Dix Pièces) – Eugène Gigout 5:16
Chant de Mai – Joseph Jongen 4:59
Choral no 3 in A minor – César Franck 12:08
Total Playing time: 69:10
Julian Thomas joined Tonbridge School in September 2007 as Choirmaster, and has subsequently also become Head of Academic Music and a Senior Student housemaster.
He began his musical training as a chorister at Salisbury Cathedral and then as a music and academic scholar at Charterhouse, before going up to Cambridge as Organ Scholar at Jesus College. After graduating, he moved to Lincoln Cathedral as Second Assistant Organist, becoming a prize-winning Fellow of the Royal College of Organists in 2000.
For the next six years, Julian was the Assistant Organist & Director of the Girls’ Choir at Norwich Cathedral, during which time he regularly appeared on both radio and television accompanying and conducting choirs. In addition to this, he also directed the Edington Music Festival, including overseeing the 50th festival and a number of significant choral commissions.