Performance Recordings
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These recordings are mostly taken live from David's concerts rather than being edited recordings.

The links, as of 1 February 2016, are to uncompressed .wav files and lossless compressed .flac files in CD quality and MP3 at 192 kb/s. I will add audio player links shortly.


From a concert of Italian music performed in St Scholastica's, Sydney, broadcast by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The organ for this piece is a chamber organ by Klopp tuned for this concert in quarter-comma meantone. The piece is Frescobaldi's Aria detto Balletto from Il secondo libro di toccate, canzone... di cimbalo et organo (1637)
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flac 28 MB
MP3 11 MB

From William Byrd's My Ladye Nevells Booke (1591) this performance of Ut re mi fa sol la was recorded on the Knud Smenge organ in Newman Chapel, the University of Melbourne where David is the organist. This was recorded at the end of a lengthy recording session accompanying the Newman College Choir and with just two takes as the recording session had already gone overtime for the choir's work.
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flac 32 MB
MP3 11 MB

J S Bach's Prelude and Fugue in B Minor BWV 544 was performed on the Kenneth Jones organ in Trinity College Chapel, Parkville.
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flac 55 MB
MP3 16 MB

Two of these recordings were from a recital of French music given on the 68 stop Rieger (1998) organ in the Scots' Church (Presbyterian), Collins Street, Melbourne as part of their annual International Organ Series held in September each year. David has been booked to perform again in 2017 with a program of German and Austrian music.
César Franck's Deuxième Choral from Trois Chorals pour Grand Orgue.
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flac 47 MB
MP3 18 MB

Jehann Alain's Deuxième Fantasie
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flac 27 MB
MP3 10 MB

This performance of the Cantilène and Final from André Fleury's Prélude, Cantilène et Final (1982) by David was given on the T.C. Lewis organ of 1891 in St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, Melbourne.
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flac 22 MB
MP3 8 MB

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MP3 7 MB


These pieces were recorded on my copy of a Flemish double harpsichord at different events in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, Newman College, the University of Melbourne.

Girolamo Frescobaldi: Toccata settima from Il Secondo libro di toccate, canzone... di cimbalo et organo (1637)
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flac 15 MB
MP3 4 MB

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Pièces de Clavecin (1724) Suite in E minor, Allemande and Courante
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flac 33 MB
MP3 8 MB