David Briggs (English organist and composer)

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David John Briggs (born November 1, 1962) is an English organist and composer. He started his career as a cathedral organist as Assistant Organist in Hereford Cathedral before becoming the organist of Truro and Gloucester Cathedrals. Heavily influenced by Jean Langlais and Pierre Cochereau, Briggs is regarded as one of the world's finest improvisors, and now works as a concert organist. Briggs is a composer of choral and organ music, and has also transcribed many orchestral works into versions for solo organ, and has also transcribed many of Cochereau's recorded improvisations.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor Gustav Mahler; David Briggs 1
2008 BBC Music, Volume 16, Number 8: Vierne: Symphony no. 3 / Widor: Symphony no. 5 Vierne, Widor; David Briggs 1
2010 Messe pour Notre-Dame & Organ Improvisations (The Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge feat. conductor: Stephen Layton) David Briggs 1

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