Music student's work to be played by Prince William and Kate's wedding organist

David Loxley-Blount and Maggie Hamilton, editor of Choir & Organ.

David Loxley-Blount and Maggie Hamilton, editor of Choir & Organ.

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A music student will have his work performed by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding organist after winning a competition.

David Loxley-Blount’s composition Sonus Repercussus will be played on the four-manual Willis organ at St Paul’s church in Knightsbridge as part of a BBC concert tomorrow.

James McVinnie, the former assistant organist of Westminster Abbey who played at the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the recent christening of Prince George, will play David’s composition.

David, who attends Middlesex University, won the Choir & Organ Magazine composition competition in partnership with St Albans International Organ Festival.

David, 24, from Finchley, said: “This is very exciting. If you told me a year ago that I’d be where I am now, I wouldn’t have believed you.

“Having someone of the calibre of James McVinnie playing my work is a significant milestone in my progression and development as a composer.

“The ethos at Middlesex University has allowed me to develop in a very positive way –the tutors believe in drawing the very best out of their students and use a hands-on approach to achieve this.”

David started playing music when he was given a child-size drum kit for his fifth birthday.

He started learning the piano at around the same time as well as singing and playing wind instruments including the recorder and saxophone.

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