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David Hurd › Tunes

David Hurd
Short Name: David Hurd
Full Name: Hurd, David, 1950-
Birth Year: 1950

David Hurd (born 1950) is a composer, concert organist, choral director and educator.

He is a Professor of Sacred Music and Director of Chapel Music at the General Theological Seminary, Chelsea, New York City. He is also the Music Director at the Church of the Holy Apostles, also in Chelsea.

Dr. Hurd attended the High School of Music and Art, the Juilliard School and Oberlin College. He holds honorary doctorates from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific, given in recognition of his contributions to Sacred Music. In 1977 he received first prizes in both Organ Performance and in Organ Improvisation from the International Congress of Organists, being the only person to ever win both prizes in the same year.

Dr. Hurd has held several church staff positions including Assistant Organist, Trinity Church, and Director of Music at both the Church of the Intercession and All Saints' Church, both in Manhattan. His mass setting Intercession Mass is used by many congregations across the United States. With over 100 choral and organ works in print, his compositions have appeared in numerous recordings in both the United States and England. Dr. Hurd is regularly sought out by congregations and organizations seeking to commission new anthems and organ works. Significant premieres have included: "Gloria, gloria," for 4-part choir and instrumental accompaniment, commissioned by the Boy's Choir of Harlem, and premiered at Avery Fisher Hall; "O the Depth of Love Divine," for 4-part choir, brass and organ, commissioned by The Rt. Rev. Neil Alexander, Bishop of Atlanta, and premiered at his consecration; and "Arioso & Final" for organ, commissioned by the Queens Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The most recent major work is "Sonata for Saxophone and Organ," commissioned by the Hall-Powers Duo, and premiered in Ljubljana, Slovenia at the International Saxophone Congress in 2006.

Dr. Hurd's sacred compositions can be found in many hymnals, including the Episcopal Hymnal, 1982. David Hurd is also one of the world's most visible and successful Classical Organists who is African-American.


Tunes by David Hurd (73)sort descendingAsInstances
[Alleluia, Christ is risen] (Missa orbis factor)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)2
[Alleluia. Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Threefold Amen] (New Plainsong)David Hurd (Composer)3
ANDÚJARDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)11
AVE CAILI JAUNADavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
BALM IN GILEAD (Spiritual)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)4
[Bless the Lord who forgiveth all our sins] (Missa Orbis Factor)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)3
[Blessed be God: Father Son and Holy Spirit] (Missa orbis factor)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)2
BOWERSDavid Hurd (Composer)2
CAELITUM JOSEPHDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
CATECHUMENDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Christ has died, Christ is risen] (New Plainsong)David Hurd (Composer)3
[Chant] (Tonus Peregrinus 34332)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Adapter)2
VENI CREATOR (Hopkins)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Adapter and Harmonizer)1
COMPLINEDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Consider and answer me, O God, my God]David Hurd (Composer)2
DICAMUS LAUDES DOMINODavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
GAUDEAMUS DOMINODavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)3
[Glory to God in the highest)] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Glory to God in the highest] (Hurd 11151)David Hurd (b. 1950) (Composer)2
[Glory to God in the highest] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, 1950- (Composer)2
[Glory to God in the highest] (New Plainsong)David Hurd (Composer)3
[Glory to God in the highest] (Intercession Mass)David Hurd (Composer)2
[Glory to God in the highest] (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1960 (Composer)2
HALIFAXDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Adapter)3
HALL (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)1
[Holy God, holy and mighty] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)3
Holy God (Trisagion)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Holy, holy, holy Lord] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)5
[I thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness]DH (Composer (Psalm Tone))1
IN PARADISUM (13455)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
JESU, NOSTRA REDEMPTIODavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
JULIONDavid Hurd (Composer)22
KINGDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
KING (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Kyrie eleison] (Hurd)David Hurd (Composer)2
[Kyrie eleison] (Mass for Celebration)David Hurd (Composer)3
[Kyrie eleison] (Missa orbis factor)David Hurd (b. 1950) (Arranger)2
[Kyrie eleison] (New Plainsong)David Hurd (b. 1950) (Setting)5
[Lamb of God] (New Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)5
LAUDA, SION, SALVATOREMDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
LET US BREAK BREADDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Harmonizer)7
[Let us go forth in the name of Christ] (Tonus Peregrinus)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Adapter)2
[Let us go to God's dwelling place]David Hurd (Composer)2
[Chant] (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
MIGHTY SAVIORDavid Hurd (Composer)14
MORNING OF SPLENDORDavid Hurd, b. 1990 (Composer)2
[My help comes from God who made heaven and earth]David Hurd (Composer)2
[My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust]David Hurd (Composer)2
MYRRHOPHORESDavid Hurd (Composer)2
[Now, Lord, You Let Your Servant Go in Peace] (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[Our Father in heaven] (Intercession Mass)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
PANGE LINGUA (Mode III)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
[Praise and honor to you] (Kyrie Orbis Factor)David Hurd (Arranger)6
[Praise God from the heavens, praise God in the heights]David Hurd (Composer)2
PUER NATUS IN BETHLEHEM (13323)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
REDDINGDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)5
[Remember me, O God, when you show favor to your people]David Hurd (Composer)2
RESIGNATION (Southern Harmony)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
ROBERTSON (Hurd)David Hurd (Composer)2
[Serve the Lord with gladness, alleluia]David Hurd (b. 1950) (Composer (Refrain))2
[Sing praise to our king, sing praise]DH (Composer (Psalm tone))1
SPRAGUEDavid Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
ST. ANDREW (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)3
[Chant] (Hurd 11716)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)2
[The meditation of my heart shall be my understanding]David Hurd (Composer)2
[The voice of God is full of majesty]David Hurd (Composer)2
TUCKER (Hurd)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Composer)4
UBI CARITAS (Plainsong)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
VENI REDEMPTOR GENTIUM (Mode 1)David Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)1
VEXILLA REGIS PRODEUNT (34665)D. Hurd, b. 1950 (Arranger)4
WATER OF BAPTISIMDavid Hurd (Composer)2
[You, O God, are my hope, my trust]David Hurd (Composer)2
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