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“Adam, of course, is an organist who is capable of virtually anything. His technique is sterling, and he knows how to extract the instrument's unique colors in complementing the music.”
Seattle Times

 
 Joseph Adam received his musical training at the University of Iowa, the Eastman School of Music, and the University of Washington. He has been Cathedral Organist at St. James Cathedral in Seattle since 1993; in addition to his duties as principal organist for the cathedral, he also oversees the ongoing restoration of the Cathedral's historic 1907 Hutchings-Votey organ, and was involved in the design and installation of the Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy Millennium Organ, built by Rosales Organ Builders and completed during the past year. In addition, he was appointed to the Affiliate Artist faculty at the University of Puget Sound in the fall of 1997, where he teaches organ and harpsichord in the School of Music and Community Music divisions. A recipient of numerous awards, he received First Prize at the 1991 St. Albans International Organ Competition in England, and has played recitals throughout the United States and Europe.
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L'Organiste Parisien - Joseph Adam Melodia - Joseph Adam
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In his first recording on the new Rosales organ of St James, Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam explores the soundscape of Parisian organists from the mid 19th century to the present. Of special interest is the recording "The Last Judgement" of Naji Hakim's, successor to Messiaen's position at la Trinité in Paris.  The Rosales organ is cast in French Symphonic style and is greatly enhanced by St James' reverberant acoustics. St James' turn-of-the-century organ provides the ideal sound for this program of German (and Germanic-style) organ works. The generous acoustics of the cathedral enhance the sound of an organ which is rich in fundamental, and can project soaring melodies in the treble.
   
 
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