Photo: David Cook organist, London

Profile:

David Cook has held various church appointments in and around London and for ten years was Director of Music at St. George's Church Bloomsbury as well as being the Director of Music at Saint Mary Abchurch in the City of London.  

He studied the organ and harpsichord in London with Gordon Phillips, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent, Peter Hurford and Margaret Phillips and in Paris with Daniel Roth, Naji Hakim and Susan Landale.

David has an active career as a recitalist and has performed in the U.K, France, Germany and Spain. Venues include St. Paul’s Cathedral and Westminster Abbey.

He is a keen exponent of Baroque and early English organ music, but his varied and interesting repertoire encompasses music from the sixteenth century through to the present day, including transcriptions of orchestral works, pieces by neglected Victorian English composers, complete symphonies by Widor and Vierne as well as concertos by Bach, Handel and Poulenc.

David is much in demand as an accompanist and continuo player and in this capacity he appears regularly with the London Gala Orchestra, choral societies and choirs.

Videos

Watch more videos of David playing on David's youTube channel by clicking here

David playing Joseph Jongen's Toccata pour Grand Orgue on the organ of St. Stephen Walbrook, London.

David playing the 'Dialogue sur les grands jeux' - Movement VII of Suite du Premier Ton by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault on the historic Holzhey organ of 1793 in the Basilica at Rot an der Rot in Upper Swabia, Baden-Württemburg, Germany.

Westminster Cathedral

Listen to David playing the Allegro risoluto from Louis Vierne's Symphonie No.2 live on the Grand Organ of Westminster Cathedral here:



Teaching

David offers private tuition for:

  • Organ
  • Piano
  • Recorder
  • Music Theory
  • Music Examinations (ABRSM & Trinity)

He is also available as an accompanist for lessons and ABRSM and Trinity examinations.

Links

Recitals and Concerts 2021-2022

  • Friday 16th July 2021 12:30pm St Stephen Walbrook London
  • Wednesday 11th August 2021 1:10pm  Chingford Parish Church, E4
  • Thursday 16th September 2021 1:00pm  St John's Leytonstone E11
  • Friday 17th September 2021 12:30pm St Stephen Walbrook London
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021 12:30pm St. Mary Magdalene Enfield
  • Friday 12th November 2021 6:00pm Christ Church Clapham London SW8
  • Wednesday 24th November 2021 12:30pm St. Botolph Aldgate London EC3
  • Friday 7th January 2022 1:10pm  Christ the King Gordon Square London WC1
  • Friday 2nd September 2022 1:10pm St Edmundsbury Cathedral Suffolk

Recordings

Organ Music by Gordon Phillips (1908-1991)

Jonathan Melling and David Cook at the organ of All Hallows by the Tower.

Centenary CD's £10 each (plus £2 p&p) can be ordered from:
David Cook 

Please make cheques payable to: David Cook.

Email: dlc@davidcookorganist.co.uk with any queries.

Includes the following works by Gordon Phillips, who was organist at All Hallows from 1956 to 1991:

  • Toccata in C
  • Partita on a Plainsong Hymn Urbs Beata Jerusalem
  • Trumpet Tune (for John Turner)
  • Air and Gavotte (Tower Hill Suite)
  • Sonata in C minor
  • Six Carol Preludes
  • Suite in F minor

Listen to David playing The First Nowell from Six Carol Preludes by Gordon Phillips on the Grand Organ of All Hallows' by the Tower, London here:

Listen to David playing The Holly and the Ivy from Six Carol Preludes by Gordon Phillips on the Grand Organ of All Hallows' by the Tower, London here:


CD: Bach from St. Mary’s Chigwell

David Cook playing Bach on the 1963 Walker organ of St. Mary's Chigwell, designed by Ralph Downes. 

Available from David Cook £10 each (plus £2 p&p).

Email: dlc@davidcookorganist.co.uk with any queries.

Includes the following works:

  • Trio Sonata No.1 in E flat BWV 525
  • Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565
  • Schübler Chorale Preludes BWV 648-650
  • Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist BWV 667
  • Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654
  • Nun danket alle Gott BWV 657

Listen to David playing Bach's Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele BWV 654 at St. Mary's Church Chigwell, here:

Listen to David playing Bach's Nun danket alle Gott BWV 657 at St. Mary's Church Chigwell, here:

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