Michael Harris


Organist and Master of the Music, St Giles’ Cathedral Edinburgh

My connection with the work of Albert Schweitzer goes back to a first visit to Gunsbach in 1985 for the organ course run by Daniel Roth, where, coincidentally I also met my future wife, Brigitte.

Albert Schweitzer was a hugely significant figure in terms of ideas on organs and organ building, and his work on the music of J.S.Bach was ground-breaking.  As one of the fathers of the Organ Reform movement he has a central place in the history of twentieth century organ performance, and in one way or another has influenced many of us in the profession, directly or indirectly.



Reverence for Life UK (incorporating Dr. Schweitzer’s Hospital Fund) is a registered charity in the UK. Charity No. 1102057