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Niall Carroll

Niall Carroll, organ
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Léonce de Saint-Martin (1886-1954)

Symphonie Mariale, op. 40

I. Prélude – with the themes:

Gaudeamus omnes in Domino

Salve Regina

Ave Regina cælorum

Alma Redemptoris Mater

Regina cæli

Alleluia from the mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary during Eastertide

II. Salve Regina

III. Ave Regina cælorum

Preceded by the alleluia of the Feast of the Purification, and including the introit of the same feast (Suscepimus Deus)

IV. Alma redemptoris Mater

Including the Ave Maria from the offertory of the mass of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

V. Postlude

Based on the motet Inviolata, summarising the different antiphons (Salve Regina, Ave Regina, Regina cæli, Alma). Concluding with the Inviolata, after the appearance of Gaudeamus.


Niall Carroll, from Galway City, is currently Director of Music in Athenry Parish, Co. Galway, as well as being Organist and Choir Director for the traditional Latin Mass at St Mary’s College, Galway. He took his first organ lessons with Mark Keane before moving on to study with Raymond O’Donnell in Galway Cathedral for a number of years, where he was Organ Scholar from 2006 to 2008. Following this, in 2008-2009, Niall continued his studies with Prof. Gerard Gillen, while holding the post of Organ Scholar at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. While studying at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Niall held the post of College Organist for two years (2012-2014), accompanying the seminary community in its liturgical prayer on a daily basis, playing the organ for ordinations and graduations, as well as playing for the blessing and dedication of the restored College Chapel organ in December 2013. Over the years, he won several prizes for organ performance at the Dublin Feis Ceoil, including the Stanford Prize and the Fitzgerald Trophy in 2008. Niall holds a BA in Classical Civilisation and English from NUI Galway (2006) and a Baccalaureate in Philosophy from the Pontifical University, Maynooth (2016).