David Hurd

David Hurd is Organist and Music Director at The Church of St. Mary the Virgin in New York City. Previously, he served 40 years at General Theological Seminary in N.Y.C., and was Professor of Church Music and Organist. Formerly he has held positions at The Church of the Holy Apostles (Episcopal), Trinity Church, the Church of the Intercession and All Saints Church, all in New York City, and at Duke University. He has also taught on occasion at The Manhattan School of Music, Westminster Choir College, and Yale University. As a composer he receives many commissions, and is well represented in many hymnals. His catalogue of compositions includes organ, choral and instrumental works. He has received first prizes in organ playing and improvisation at the International Congress of Organists in 1977.

Hurd was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1950. A graduate of New York's High School of Music and Art, his advanced music studies were at the Juilliard School in New York, Oberlin College in Ohio and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He holds the degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He also received honorary doctorates from The Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, Calif., and Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. He has received the diploma for improvisation of the Stichting Internationaal Orgelconcours, Gouda, The Netherlands, where he was a finalist in 1981. He is one of the founding members of Chelsea Winds, a recorder ensemble which performs regularly in and around Manhattan.

Hurd concertizes throughout North America under the representation of Phillip Truckenbrod.

Choral octavos
King of Glory (SATB and organ, 418-622, Mod. diff.)
Love Bade Me Welcome (SATB, 418-610)
Love Bade Me Welcome (David Hurd, TTTTBB, a cappella, 418-615, Mod. diff.)
Now the Eleven Disciples (SATB and organ, 420-216)
O Sorrow Deep! (Hurd, SATB a capella, 405-436, Mod. diff.)
Tell Out My Soul (SATB and organ, 410-882, Mod. diff.)

Organ/Keyboard publications
David Hurd: Intonations, Harmonizations, & Interludes (160-733, Mod. easy to Mod. diff.)
David Hurd: More Intonations & Harmonizations (160-735, Mod. easy to Mod. diff.)
New! Fantasia on WONDROUS LOVE (David Hurd, Organ solo, 160-370, Mod. diff.)
Three Fanfares (David Hurd, Organ, brass, and percussion, 160-932, Mod. easy-Mod. diff.)
Three Fugues (160-840, Organ/Kybd., Mod. diff.)


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