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David Goode

David Goode is Organist at Eton College, combining this post with a flourishing performing career.
A music scholar at Eton, and then organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge, he studied organ with David Sanger and in Amsterdam with Jacques van Oortmerssen. From 1996- 2001 he was Sub-Organist at Christ Church, Oxford; following prizes at the 1997 St. Alban’s Competition, and the 1998 Calgary Competition, he concentrated on a freelance career between 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he moved for 2 years to Los Angeles as Organist-in- Residence at First Congregational Church, home to the world’s largest church organ.
In 1999 he made the first of numerous appearances at the Proms, and in 2002 he made his recital debuts at the RFH and at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, subsequently playing all over Europe, the US, Australia and the Far East. He also has an established partnership with the trumpeter Alison Balsom: in March 2014 they played for the reopening concert of the Royal Festival Hall organ. He played at the AGO National Convention in June 2016 Of his Bach for Signum in 2013 The Times said: ‘One of Britain’s finest organists puts the 1714 organ in Freiberg Cathedral through its paces .... An exemplary introduction’. 7 volumes of a complete survey of Reger’s organ music have now also appeared, to warm reviews. He has forged a strong relationship over the years on Radio 3 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the BBC Singers, and has played numerous contemporary works, including Francis Pott’s Christus (‘a stupendous achievement’ The Times), and Peter Maxwell Davies’ Solstice of Light.
He has also developed a profile as a composer: a set of anthems has been published, together with recordings by the choir of King’s College, Cambridge; and his Blitz Requiem was performed in September 2013 by the Bach Choir at St Paul’s Cathedral, and broadcast on Classic FM. He was also a juror at the 2017 St. Alban’s International Competition.

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Johann Sebastian Bach
The Complete Organ Works (Box), Trinity College Cambridge
David Goode
Max Reger
Fantasias & Fugues
David Goode
Max Reger
Reger: Organ Works
Goode, Symphony Organ, Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Various composers
Organ Collection
Jeremy Filsell / Naji Hakim / Alexander Mason / Simon Preston / David Goode / Michael Matthes / Joseph Nolan / Robert Quinney / James Vivian
Johann Sebastian Bach
1714 Silbermann Organ of Freiberg Cathedral
David Goode
Various composers
Messe Solennelle
David Goode
Various composers
Hear My Words
David Goode