1978 Sipe at Luther College, Decorah, IA
1997 Birouste at Eglise Saint-Vincent de Roquevaire, France
1969 Walker at Blackburn Cathedral, England
1999 Nicholson at Gloucester Cathedral, England
…this multi-faceted English organist concertizes, improvises, transcribes and composes with equal enthusiasm.
Program Broadcast dates:
- Week of November 12, 2012
Links and Resources:
David Briggs demonstrates to Michael Barone…
Download | Listen …the way an improvisation might be made.
Enjoy additional online audio of David Briggs' concert improvisations played on the 65-rank pipe organ (by Robert Sipe, 1978) at Luther College in Decorah, IA
(recording engineered by Bruce Larson):
Download | Listen 1. In the style of Bach
Download | Listen 2. In the style of Mozart
Download | Listen 3. In the style of Mendelssohn
Download | Listen 4. In the style of Ravel
Download | Listen 5. Encore: Scherzo Improvisation
A free mp3 download of these unique improvisations from David Briggs' Luther College concert (r. 3/2/08) and his 'demonstration of an improvisation' is available through November 30.
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Music played in the program
MIKHAIL GLINKA (trans. Briggs): Ruslan and Ludmila Overture. J. S. BACH: Prelude & Fugue in D, BWV 532 –David Briggs (1978 Sipe/Luther College, Decorah, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/2/08)
An introduction to an improvisation…recorded at Luther College (r.3/2/08)
DAVID BRIGGS: Improvisation on Alouette, gentile alouette –David Briggs (1997 Birouste/Eglise Saint-Vincent de Roquevaire, France) Solstice 252 (r. 10/17/08)
BRIGGS: Lux aeterna, fr Requiem –Euphony Chamber Choir; Northern Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tanner, director; Greg Morris (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 002
BRIGGS: Ave Maria –Euphony (chamber choir)/Richard Tanner, conductor; Greg Morris (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 002
BRIGGS: Organ Concerto (2006) –Northern Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tanner, conductor; Greg Morris (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 002
PAUL DUKAS (trans. Briggs): The Sorcerer's Apprentice –David Briggs (1978 Sipe/Luther College, Decorah, IA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 3/2/08)
BRIGGS: Improvisation on Salve Regina –David Briggs (1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England) DBCD 5
Complimentary PDFs of scores to Briggs' Messe pour Notre-Dame, Variations on Greensleeves, and Four Concert Etudes will be available between November 12 through 21, as will a complimentary audio download of the complete Requiem and Organ Concerto (from Chestnut Music). Contact David by the mail link at www.david-briggs.org.