Photo: David Cook organist, London

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David Cook is organist at the church of All Hallows by the Tower London.  He has held various church appointments in and around London and for ten years was Director of Music at St. George's Church Bloomsbury and at Saint Mary Abchurch.

He studied the organ and harpsichord in London with Gordon Phillips, Christopher Bowers-Broadbent and Peter Hurford and subsequently furthered his studies in Paris with Daniel Roth and Naji Hakim.

David has an active career as a recitalist and performs regularly 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 and includes 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 appears regularly with the London Gala Orchestra.

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 2024

  • Friday 2nd February 2024 12:30pm St. Stephen Walbrook London EC4
  • Friday 12th April 2024 at 1:10pm  Christ the King Gordon Square London WC1
  • Thursday 16th May 2024 at 1.00pm  St. John's Church Leytonstone London E11
  • Friday 7th June 2024 at 12:30pm  St. Margaret Lothbury London EC2R 7HH
  • Friday 29th November 2024 12:30pm St.Stephen Walbrook London EC4
  • Wednesday 19th November 2025 Welsh Church of Central London W1

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:

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The organ music of Henry Hackett (1872-1940

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor (Homage to JSB).  Played by David on the VPO of Hereford Cathedral via Hauptwerk:

https://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/3...

Choeur Triomphale in D Op 26.  Played by David on the organ of Worcester Cathedral:

https://youtu.be/fqhIXu74I2I?si=xewsDC4KfIbhS9bY

Shepherd's Song Op.36  Played by David on the organ of All Hallows by the Tower London:

https://youtu.be/45VBt2cvg3U?si=H75G6p2qx1nsNheK

Festal Processional March Op.30:

https://youtu.be/0W2x54KnsB8?si=rREF4jzSbsYaFuxg

Logo: Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Musicians