David Brock: November 15, 2009


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David Brock began his musical training at age 8, studying piano with Quincy Butler. His professional career started at age 11, as a cathedral chorister at Washington National Cathedral. His early teachers were Anthony Furnivall, Shirley and Norman Scribner, and Richard Roeckelein. At Swarthmore College, he studied with Robert Smart (organ and accompanying), and Gerald Levinson (composition). From 2001-2007 David served as Director of Music and Organist at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, Incline Village, Nevada. In 2004, David was awarded an Associate Certificate of the American Guild of Organists (AAGO). He continues his organ studies with Dr. Roger Nyquist.

David Brock maintains an active organ recital schedule throughout the United States. Recent appearances have included Washington National Cathedral, Princeton University Chapel, St. Thomas Church (New York City), the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (Los Angeles), National City Christian Church (Washington DC), as well as the Cathedral of Bergamo, Italy. Additionally, he is the organist and continuo accompanist for TOCCATA, the Tahoe Symphony Orchestra based in Nevada. Recent performances include Handel Messiah, Bach St. Matthew Passion, Mendelssohn Elijah, Brahms and Faure Requiems, and all 6 Organ Concerti Opus 4 of Handel. David has also appeared with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (Virginia) in performances of the Saint-Saens Organ Symphony and the Mozart Requiem.

David Brock is a signed artist with A. W. Tonegold Records. His 8th and most recent CD is “Reflections – Organ Concerti of 3 Centuries” featuring the Josef Rheinberger Organ Concerto #1 in F Major for Organ, Strings and 3 Horns, the Leo Sowerby Classic Concerto for Organ and Strings, and George Frideric Handel Concerto Op. 4, #4 in F Major for Organ, Strings, Oboes and Basso Continuo.


Concerto in F Major, Op. 4, No. 5: George Frideric Handel  (1685-1759)
solo transcription by David H. Brock

Alla Siciliana

Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547: Johann Sebastian Bach  (1685-1750)

Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op.65: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Con moto maestoso
Andante tranquil                    

Intrata No. 2: Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

From the Schübler Chorales: J. S. Bach

Kommst der nun Herr Jesu, BWV 650

Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, BWV 645

Spirit of God: Joe Utterbach (b. 1944)

Te Deum (Hymne d’Actions de grâce): Jean Langlais (1907-1991)
from Three Gregorian Paraphrases, Op. 5