KING OF KINGS tonight at Riverside Church demonstrated how to do the art of film accompaniment with a panache, uniformity, style, subtlety and CLASS that should be the example for the rest. It's that simple. Just brilliant and intelligent and, as a result, engaging in a way that was communicative and worthy of tremendous respect. Bach at the Garden of Gethsemane, the Agnus Dei chant at an appropriate moment and shadows of Mahler were but a few of the interwoven thoughts. It really doesn't get much better than this."
One of the foremost Concert Organists of his generation, David Briggs enjoys a busy touring schedule that takes him all over the world.
He has built a reputation as an exciting performer and communicator, with particular emphases on orchestral transcriptions and the art of improvisation. David is increasingly in demand as a composer.
Currently Artist-in-Residence at St James Cathedral, Toronto, David is also Organist Emeritus of Gloucester Cathedral, UK.
For concert bookings, or to enquire about new music, contact David here.
New recording of my new organ/choral transcription of Mahler's 'Symphony of a Thousand', recorded live at St John the Divine, NYC on 7th April, now available.
You can order it here...
380 singers, 8 soloists, SJD Skinner, incomparable acoustic ... this will blow your speakers!
This organ really sounds like an orchestra.
A thrilling culmination to an 18-month project, magnificently conducted by Kent Tritle and brilliantly recorded and mastered by Fred Hohman of Pro Organo.
Further videos are available here...