Jennifer Lucy BATE

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1944-11-11
Education Tollington GS, Univ of Bristol (BA)
Publications Music Published Introduction and Variations on an Old French Carol, Four Reflections, Hommage to 1685, Toccata on a Theme of Martin Shaw, Canone Inglese, Lament: Variations on a Gregorian Theme, Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians (contrib)
Recreations gardening, cooking
Clubs N/A
Style Dr Jennifer Bate, OBE
Career asst organist St James Muswell Hill 1955-78; superintendent Shaw Library LSE 1966-69; full time musician 1969-, int organist performing in over 40 countries including most major festivals and BBC Promenade concerts, specialist in eighteenth century Eng organ music, appeared frequently with Dolmetsch Ensemble at Haslemere Festival of Early Music, interpreter of romantic and modern music; world authy on works of the composer Olivier Messiaen, soloist at Br Première of Messiaen's Livre du Saint Sacrement at Westminster Cathedral, opened a series on the complete organ works of Messiaen on Radio France in the presence of the composer; designer (with Mander Organs) portable pipe organ and (with Wyvern Organs) a new type of digital electronic organ; collaborator with many contemporary composers; teacher: Master Classes, lectures and talks (for all ages in 5 languages); works written for her incl: Paraphrase on `Salve Regina' ( by Flor Peeters), Blue Rose Variations (by Peter Dickinson), Fenestra (by William Mathias); memb: Royal Soc of Musicians, Royal Philharmonic Soc, Br Music Soc (vice-pres), Incorporated Soc of Musicians; Hon Dr Univ of Bristol 2007; FRCO, LRAM (organ performer), ARCM (organ performer); FRSA 2002; Officier de l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres 2011, Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur 2011; Awards GLAA Young Musician 1972, Personnalité de l'Année (France) 1990; Silver plaque for services to music: Alassio (Italy), Garbagna (Italy) and hon citizenship for servs to music 1996; Recordings over 30 incl: From Stanley to Wesley (6 Vols, winner Retailers' Assoc Award for Early Music 1991), Liszt & Schumann, Elgar and his English Contemporaries, complete organ works of Franck and Messiaen (awarded Grand Prix du Disque for Livre du Saint Sacrement), Organ Music by Samuel Wesley, The Wesleys and their Contemporaries, The Complete Organ Works of Felix Mendelssohn, The Complete Solo Organ Works of Peter Dickinson, Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur (DVD)
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