- Daquin and the French Noel
LRCD1005-7 - Viaticum
- ...in Dialogue Vol. 1
Bates is University Organist at Stanford University, where he received a
Ph.D. in musicology. He has won top prizes for organ performance in
Bruges, Fort Wayne, San Antonio and Detroit, and he has been awarded the
Prix d’Excellence and the Prix de Virtuosité, both from the class of
Marie-Claire Alain by unanimous consent of the jury. Other teachers
include Ray Ferguson, Herb Nanney and Robert Anderson. He has
performed concert tours of Switzerland, France, Sweden, Mexico and the U.S,
and played for French and Swiss National Radios.
is a specialist in seventeenth-century French and Spanish organ music, the
history of theory, and early tuning systems; his articles have appeared in
the Organ Yearbook, Music and Letters and Performance Practice Review.
Dr. Bates has been invited to perform, lecture and compose music for many
conferences and festivals, including national meetings of the American
Musicological Society, the American Guild of Organists, the Organ
Historical Society, the American Organ Academy and the American Institute
of Organ Builders. He has been granted a distinguished alumnus award
for artistic achievement from Wayne State University in Detroit.