RECENT: Find out about composers from unusual places, including Gerard Schurmann, Giya Kancheli, Nazib Zhiganov and Nodar Gabunia, about singing in cars, and meet Jim Hutton from the RLPO and some of our regular contributors in this eighty-minute February 2021 video.
American organist David Craighead was born at Strasburg, Pennsylvania, on 24 January 1924. He studied with Alexander McCurdy at the Curtis Institute. For most of his working life he was Professor of Organ and and Chairman of the Organ Division of the Keyboard Department at the Eastman School of Music, and organist of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Rochester, New York.
David Craighead died at Rochester, New York, on 26 March 2012, leaving recordings of music by J S Bach, Pierre du Mage, Franck, Mendelssohn, Messiaen, Samuel Adler, Paul Cooper, Lou Harrison, William Albright, Vincent Persichetti, Reger and Vierne.