Organists

Know about famous organists, such as Fats Waller, Anton Bruckner, Greg Morris, Jeremiah Clarke and Marcel Dupre. This list of famous organists includes people from United States, England, Austria, France, Germany and many more countries.

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 1 Richard Wright (Musician)

Richard Wright (Musician).
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 28, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hatch End, Middlesex, England
Died: September 15, 2008

Richard Wright was an English musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular band ,Pink Floyd, for which he also served as a vocalist and keyboardist. Wright contributed immensely to the success of Pink Floyd and his distinctive keyboard playing was a key component of the music produced by the band.

 2 Chris Lowe

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
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 3 Fats Waller

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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: May 21, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: December 15, 1943

 4 Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen.
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Famous As: Composer, Organist
Birthdate: December 10, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: January 1, 1970

French composer and organist Olivier Messiaen is credited with creating melodically innovative scores, using what he called "modes of limited transposition." An ornithologist, too, he added bird songs into his compositions such as La fauvette des jardins and Catalogue d'oiseaux. His Messiaen: Concert A Quatre won a Grammy.

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 5 Anton Bruckner

Anton Bruckner.
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 4, 1824
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ansfelden
Died: October 11, 1896

Austrian composer Anton Bruckner was born to a schoolmaster father who was also an organist. Bruckner learned to play the violin by 4. In spite of being a musical legend, he often criticized his own work and re-worked on his pieces, leading to many versions of the same piece.

 6 Danny Federici

Danny Federici
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Famous As: Organist, Musician
Birthdate: January 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 17, 2008
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 7 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 4, 1710
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Iesi, Italy
Died: March 16, 1736
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 8 Florence Price

Florence Price
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Died: 1953 AD
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 9 Joey DeFrancesco

Joey DeFrancesco
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Famous As: Trumpeter, Organist
Birthdate: April 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Pennsylvania, United States

 10 Franz Xaver Gruber

Franz Xaver Gruber
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: November 25, 1787
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hochburg-Ach, Austria
Died: June 7, 1863
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 11 Charles-Marie Widor

Charles-Marie Widor
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: February 21, 1844
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: March 12, 1937

 12 Maurice Duruflé

Maurice Duruflé
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Louviers, Eure, France
Died: June 16, 1986

 13 Jack McDuff

Jack McDuff
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: September 17, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States
Died: January 23, 2001

 14 Richie Cannata

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Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: March 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, United States
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 15 Jeremiah Clarke

Jeremiah Clarke
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1674 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: December 1, 1707

 16 Karl Richter

Karl Richter
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Famous As: Conductor
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Plauen, Germany
Died: February 15, 1981
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 17 Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: April 30, 1562
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deventer, Netherlands
Died: October 16, 1621

 18 Josef Rheinberger

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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: March 17, 1839
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Died: November 25, 1901
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 19 William Boyce

William Boyce
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 11, 1711
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 7, 1779

 20 Marcel Dupré

Marcel Dupré
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 3, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rouen, France
Died: May 30, 1971
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 21 Francesco Landini

Francesco Landini
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1325 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: September 2, 1397

 22 Christian Petzold

Christian Petzold
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1677 AD
Birthplace: Königstein, Germany
Died: May 25, 1733

 23 Johann Jakob Froberger

Johann Jakob Froberger
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 19, 1616
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany
Died: May 7, 1667

 24 Tommy Seebach

Tommy Seebach
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 14, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: March 31, 2003
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 25 André Messager

André Messager
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1853
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montluçon, France
Died: February 24, 1929

 26 Samuel Wesley

Samuel Wesley
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: February 24, 1766
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bristol, England
Died: October 11, 1837

 27 John Blow

John Blow
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 23, 1649
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, England
Died: October 1, 1708

 28 Samuel Sebastian Wesley

Samuel Sebastian Wesley
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: August 14, 1810
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 19, 1876

 29 E. Power Biggs

E. Power Biggs
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: March 29, 1906
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Westcliff-on-Sea, England
Died: March 10, 1977

 30 John Stainer

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: June 6, 1840
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, Englanda
Died: March 31, 1901

 31 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: February 3, 1736
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klosterneuburg, Austria
Died: March 7, 1809

 32 Hans Leo Hassler

Hans Leo Hassler
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: October 26, 1564
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nürnberg, Germany
Died: June 8, 1612

 33 Don Pullen

Don Pullen
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Famous As: Jazz Pianist
Birthdate: December 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
Died: April 22, 1995

 34 Théodore Dubois

Théodore Dubois
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 24, 1837
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Rosnay, France
Died: June 11, 1924

 35 Johann Christoph Bach

Johann Christoph Bach
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 16, 1671
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: February 22, 1721

 36 Samuel Scheidt

Samuel Scheidt
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 3, 1587
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Halle, Germany
Died: March 24, 1654

 37 William J. Kirkpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick
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Famous As: Musician, Writer
Birthdate: February 27, 1838
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Duncannon, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 20, 1921

 38 Louis-Claude Daquin

Louis-Claude Daquin
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 15, 1772

 39 Sigfrid Karg-Elert

Sigfrid Karg-Elert
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: November 21, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oberndorf, Germany
Died: April 9, 1933

 40 Georg Böhm

Georg Böhm
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: September 2, 1661
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hohenkirchen, Germany
Died: May 18, 1733

 41 Antonio de Cabezón

Antonio de Cabezón
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: March 30, 1510
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castrillo Mota de Judíos, Spain
Died: March 26, 1566

 42 Michel Richard Delalande

Michel Richard Delalande
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 15, 1657
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 18, 1726

 43 Hamilton Harty

Hamilton Harty
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Famous As: Irish musician
Birthdate: December 4, 1879
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: February 19, 1941

 44 Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer

Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 12, 1703
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Turin, Italy
Died: January 11, 1755

 45 Joseph Jongen

Joseph Jongen
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Famous As: Organist
Birthdate: December 14, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Liège, Belgium
Died: July 12, 1953

 46 Louis-Nicolas Clérambault

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
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Famous As: Mmusician
Birthdate: December 19, 1676
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28, 1749

 47 Thomas Tomkins

Thomas Tomkins
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: 1572 AD
Birthplace: Saint David’s, England
Died: June 9, 1656

 48 Wild Bill Davis

Wild Bill Davis
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Famous As: Pianist
Birthdate: November 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Missouri, United States
Died: August 17, 1995

 49 William Croft

William Croft
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 30, 1678
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: England, Ettington
Died: August 14, 1727

 50 Johann Gottfried Walther

Johann Gottfried Walther
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: September 18, 1684
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: March 23, 1748
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