David Hurd: Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue on Windham
David Hurd: Introduction, Passacaglia, and Fugue on Windham (2022), commissioned by the Victoria Bach Festival, Victoria, Texas, for Renée Anne Louprette.
The world premiere was presented at First United Methodist Church, Victoria, Texas on June 9, 2022. The present recording was made at the Cathedral of Uppsala, Sweden, on July 23, 2022. Organ by Fratelli Ruffatti, four manuals, with twin consoles, 2009:
David Hurd is widely recognized as one of the foremost church musicians and concert organists in the United States, with a long list of awards, prizes, honors, and achievements, and immeasurable expertise in organ performance, improvisation, and composition. From 1976 until 2015, David Hurd was a faculty member at The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City, as Director of Chapel Music, Organist, and Professor of Church Music. From 1998–2013 he was Music Director and Organist at Church of the Holy Apostles (Episcopal) in New York City. Dr. Hurd is now Organist/Choirmaster of the famed Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Times Square.
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David Hurd is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists:
Hailed by The New York Times as “splendid,” and “one of New York’s finest organists”, Renée Anne Louprette performs widely as organ recitalist, accompanist, and teacher. Ms. Louprette is College Organist and Assistant Professor of Music at Bard College in New York. Renée Anne Louprette is represented by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists: