About Robert James Stove

Stove playing organ at St Aloysius's, Caulfield, 2017

Welcome to my website. I’m an organist and (ahem) musicologist.

Born in Sydney, I moved to Melbourne in 2001. For most of the last eighteen years, I’ve played the organ regularly in churches. (The above photo, taken by Chris Steward, shows me at the organ of St Aloysius’s Church, Caulfield, Victoria.)

In 2017 I completed my BMus at Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Currently I’m in the throes of a PhD at the Sydney Conservatorium.

My book César Franck: His Life and Times was the first study in English of this great composer in nearly four decades. It was published in 2012 by Scarecrow Press, Lanham, Maryland.

Most of my musical compositions are published by Wirripang, of Wollongong, New South Wales. These are predominantly choral though with the occasional solo vocal work also.

My first CD was a collection of baroque organ music entitled The Gates of Vienna. It was released in July 2018 on the Ars Organi label.

The most recent CD of mine (released in August 2019) is Pax Britannica, a collection of organ music by composers from Victorian and Edwardian England. That’s also on the Ars Organi label.

Feel free to mosey around the site, which is very much a work-in-progress.