About Robert James Stove

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

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

Since 2001, I’ve been based in Melbourne. For most of the last seventeen 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 is a collection of baroque organ music entitled The Gates of Vienna. It’s scheduled for July 2018 release on the Ars Organi label.

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