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David Goode is Organist and Head of Keyboard at Eton College, where he presides over a unique collection of historic instruments and teaches some of the UK's most talented young organists; he combines this with a concert career that takes him to all parts of the world.


Born in the UK in 1971, he was a music scholar at Eton College and then organ scholar at King’s College, Cambridge from 1991-4, graduating with top honours. While there he studied the organ with David Sanger and Jacques van Oortmerssen. From 1996-2001 he was Sub-Organist at Christ Church, Oxford and as such toured in Europe, the US, Brazil and Japan, and made several recordings. Having won the top prizes awarded at the 1997 St. Alban’s Interpretation Competition, and the Recital Gold Medal at the 1998 Calgary Competition, he concentrated on a free-lance career between 2001 and 2003. In 2003 he moved to Los Angeles, where he combined a busy international schedule with the post of Organist-in-Residence at First Congregational Church, home to the world’s largest church organ (see CD, below).

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Great Organs First Church volume 2 - David Goode
The neo-Gothic First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is home to the world’s largest church organ. The instrument known as “The Great Organs of First Church“ is, quite simply, one of the wonders of the musical world. Its size is only one aspect of its uniqueness: one must add its spatial distribution around the building, the variety of its components and the tonal balance of the whole---and one could also add the story of its gradual evolution. The new organist of the church, David Goode, puts this instrument through its paces with a highly varied program ranging from Frescobaldi to Gershwin.
   
 
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