Timothy Tikker


Originally from San Francisco, California, Timothy Tikker studied organ and improvisation with Guy Bovet. Through a Ruth Lorraine Close Award from the University of Oregon, he was able to travel to France and study with Jean Langlais. He recently completed his doctoral degree from the University of Michigan under Marilyn Mason. He won First Prize in the National Improvisation Competition in the San Anselmo Organ Festival in 1987 (USA), the Holtkamp-AGO Award in Organ Composition in 1993, and First Prize in the UNESP Organ Composition Competition (Brazil) in 1997.

He is a member of the Concert Artist Cooperative.


Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought, and Legacy of Charles Tournemire
Includes an essay “Performance Practice for the Organ Music of Charles Tournemire” by Timothy Tikker.


The King of Kings (The Criterion Collection)
Timothy Tikker provides organ accompaniment for the 1931 version of the film included in this DVD.

Duncan Middleton

DuncanMiddletonDuncan Middleton studied improvisation in Bordeaux and Lourdes with particular emphasis on liturgical and concert improvisation. Since 1989, he has been Organiste Titulaire at the French church of Notre Dame de France, Leicester Place, London. He will teach at the London Organ Improvisation Course in 2014.

DVD & Blu-ray:

The Grand Organ of Notre Dame de France
Includes improvisations of a 4-movement Mass, and a theme and six variations on a traditional French hymn, as well as a narrated demonstration of rare stops, the pedal divide facility, and the organ in general.
More information about the film can be found at: www.organ-films-for-aficionados.com

Duncan Middleton – Improvisation on ‘Jubilate Deo’ – Notre Dame de France, London