Daniel Romero


  • Beyond Rhosymedre: The Organ Works of Ralph Vaughan Williams
    808 Howell St
    July 5 @ 9:00 am
    Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958) was one of the twentieth century’s most important composers of sacred music and hymnody for the church. Unfortunately, most of his original organ compositions are rarely performed by organists. Vaughan Williams’ organ works are vital compositions in his overall catalog of works that have been unjustly ignored, and these compositions are comparable to other works that he was writing at the same time. With examples from scores, audio clips, and relevant historical background, this presentation will compare  Vaughan Williams’ organ pieces (published and unpublished) to his other works to demonstrate the various commonalities that exist between the different genres of composition, and the influence of folk songs in his music. This presentation is also intended as a timely observance of the sesquicentennial of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ birth, October 12, 1872.


Daniel Romero, CAGO, a Denver, CO native, is currently Director of Music at Grace Church in
Newark, NJ. He holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Denver, where he was a
student of Dr. Joseph Galema, and his undergraduate studies were with Dr. Joyce Shupe Kull,
FAGO, at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to his current position, Daniel served at
Church of the Ascension in Denver, and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Barnstable, MA. He
also served for ten years at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Denver. Daniel was a featured
recitalist at the 2017 Convention of the American Institute of Organ Builders in Fort Collins,
CO, the 2015 OHS Convention in Western Massachusetts, and the 2005 POE held in Denver. He
is currently writing a history of the pipe organ in Colorado and documenting all pipe organs in
the state. Daniel’s other interests include playing the theater pipe organ, organ building, running,
cooking, travel, and history.