David Briggs
David Briggs
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Renaissance Man #2303

. . . as composer, transcriber, improviser and performer, British-born recitalist David Briggs does it all.

Hour One

J. S. BACHIn dir ist Freude, BWV 615 (1985 Taylor & Boody/Holy Cross College, Worcester, MA) Chestnut Music 009

EDWARD ELGAR (trans. Briggs):  Allegro molto (ii.), fr Symphony No. 1 in A-flat, Op. 55 (2008 Tickell/Worcester Cathedral, England) Acclaim Productions 4016

BRIGGS:  Improvisation, Hommage a Langlais (1948 Ruffatti/Basilica Santa Maggiore, Bergamo, Italy) Chestnut Music 006

BRIGGSIn paradisum, fr Requiem –Euphony Choir; Northern Chamber Orchestra/Richard Tanner; Greg Morris (1969 Walker/Blackburn Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 002

BRIGGSKyrie, fr Messe pour Saint-SulpiceVasari Singers/Jeremy Backhouse; David Briggs (1985 Marcussen/Tonbridge School Chapel, Kent, England) Naxos 8.573111

PIERRE COCHEREAUCantem toto la Gloria (1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England) Chestnut Music 011

Filler – BRIGGS:  Gloria, fr Messe pour Saint-Sulpice (see above)

Hour Two

JACQUES LEMMENSFanfare (1889 Anneessens-2006 Nicholson/Bridlington Priory, England) Chestnut Music 005

BRIGGSSalve Regina Improvisation (1999 Nicholson/Gloucester Cathedral, England) DB 5

HERBERT HOWELLS:  Rhapsody No. 3 in c# (1962 Klais/Himmerod Abbey, Germany) Chestnut Music 007

GUSTAV MAHLER (trans. Briggs):  Andante moderato, fr Symphony No. 6 in a (2006 Woehl/St. Catherine’s Church, Oppenheim, Germany) Chestnut Music 008

MAHLER (trans. Briggs):  Wieder frisch, fr Symphony No. 8 in E-flatSingers from the Cathedral, the Oratorio Society of New York and Manhattan School of Music/Kent Tritle; David Briggs (1954 Aeolian-Skinner/Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York, NY) Pro Organo 7276

Filler – BRIGGS:  Hommage a Langlais (see above)

PIPEDREAMS is supported in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley by their family, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Additional support comes from Muller Pipe Organ Company of Croton, OH, and Patrick J. Murphy & Associates, Inc. of Stowe, PA, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond.  A resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.