David Craighead: Portrait of an American Organist by Tandy Reussner,Kerala J. Snyder

By Tandy Reussner,Kerala J. Snyder

American organist David Craighead's impression within the usa and overseas is common and large: 37 years as professor of organ on the Eastman university of track, forty eight years as church organist at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Rochester, manhattan, and sixty four years appearing in over 275 towns as a live performance organist. His identify has turn into synonymous with excellence in organ pedagogy and function within the twentieth century. In David Craighead: Portrait of an American Organist, Tandy Reussner offers the total tale of the artist's existence, advised with costs and anecdotes from Craighead himself in addition to from his fellow colleagues and previous scholars. Reussner references old occasions within the framework of Craighead's existence, from alterations in pipe organ development to the riots of the Nineteen Sixties, to supply the entire context of a musician in 20th-century the USA. The booklet additionally comprises facsimiles of musical examples, own memorabilia, letters, and recital courses. extra reference info contains a whole directory of his recitals from 1942 to 1998, a accomplished record of his repertoire, an entire discography, and a distinct compilation of photos.

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