By Tandy Reussner,Kerala J. Snyder
American organist David Craighead's impact within the usa and in a foreign country is common and huge: 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, ny, 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 provides the whole tale of the artist's lifestyles, informed with rates and anecdotes from Craighead himself in addition to from his fellow colleagues and previous scholars. Reussner references historic occasions within the framework of Craighead's lifestyles, from adjustments in pipe organ development to the riots of the Nineteen Sixties, to supply the complete context of a musician in 20th-century the United States. The ebook additionally includes facsimiles of musical examples, own memorabilia, letters, and recital courses. extra reference details incorporates a whole directory of his recitals from 1942 to 1998, a accomplished record of his repertoire, an entire discography, and a different compilation of photos.