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David Craighead - David Craighead: Organ album mp3

David Craighead - David Craighead: Organ album mp3
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    David Craighead
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    David Craighead: Organ
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    July 9, 2012
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    1666 megabytes
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    1273 megabytes
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David Craighead (January 24, 1924 – March 26, 2012) was a noted American organist. Craighead was born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania. He studied with Alexander McCurdy at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in 1946. While at Curtis he met his future wife Marian Reiff, also a pupil of McCurdy. They married in 1948.

Album · 1999 · 8 Songs. David Craighead, Rita Lilly & The Fairfield Orchestra. David Craighead & Fairfield Orchestra. 6. Festival Musick: I. Fanfare (Boldly). 7. Festival Musick: II. Chorale (Quietly).

David Higgs is an American organist. He has given a large number of recitals and is the head of the organ department at the Eastman School of Music. at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, with a Performer's Certificate following from Eastman. He was on the faculty at Manhattan from 1983–86 and was Associate Organist of Riverside Church in New York, where he also conducted the Riverside Choral Society

Born in 1924, David Craighead, professor emeritus of organ and former chair of the Eastman organ division of the keyboard department, received a bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In his last year at Curtis, Mr. Craighead joined the faculty of the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. Following his graduation from Curtis, he taught in the music department of Occidental College in Los Angeles. During his 37 years as a professor at Eastman, Mr. Craighead balanced his impressive career between performing and teaching.

Home Performers Davidsson, Hans The Craighead-Saunders Organ. The Craighead-Saunders Organ. Davidsson, Hans Higgs, David Porter, William.


Samuel Adler - Composer
William Albright - Composer, Recording Supervision
Sonny Ausman - Digital Mastering
Peter Christ - Booklet Design, Producer
Paul Cooper - Composer
David Craighead - Organ, Primary Artist
Eugene Haun - Narrator
Ed Mitchell - Cover Art
Vincent Persichetti - Composer
Stuart C. Plummer - Engineer
Jack Renner - Engineer
Gordon Stout - Percussion

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 The King of Instruments, A Parade of Music & Verse for Organ & Narrator William Albright David Craighead 18:18
Sonata for Organ, Op. 86
2 1. Andante Vincent Persichetti David Craighead 4:19
3 2. Larghetto Vincent Persichetti David Craighead 3:54
4 3. Vivace Vincent Persichetti David Craighead 3:53
5 Drop, Drop Slow Tears Vincent Persichetti David Craighead 6:14
6 Xenia, A Dialogue for Organ & Percussion Samuel Adler David Craighead 8:21
7 Variants for Organ Paul Cooper David Craighead 10:18