Daniel Ficarri, Organist, Composer, Juilliard student, Organ Scholar at St. Paul the Apostle in NYC, Founder of “Sacred sounds at St. Paul’s”; David L. Ball. Assistant Director of Music and Organist, Christ Cathedral
Daniel is another of the many success stories of the great Juilliard teacher, Dr. Paul Jacobs. However, unlike the incredible organists who have filled America’s greatest churches and have come from this great institution and this amazing teacher, Daniel is not just another super-star organist. Daniel is an already famed composer; a commissioned composer at that! You will hear from this spectacular young musician, as he talks about his latest commission, this time, a piece for the dedication of the new Dobson pipe organ at the famed St. Thomas Church in New York. This piece was commissioned by the British music journal, Choir and Organ, for this very special occasion. Daniel was featured in the latest issue of this magazine with a great article and even the possibility of downloading his latest piece. On the radio, he is joined by our very own organist and Juilliard graduate, David L. Ball. It is David who actually commissioned Daniel to write two other organ pieces. Enjoy these two wonderful young organists as they talk about commissioning music, composing it and performing it. One of our best shows yet. You will no doubt hear lots more about both of these astonishing talents!
Article from Choir and Organ Magazine
MUSIC: Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne Daniel Ficarri, Organist recorded at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
MUSIC: Prelude in D Major Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church, Scarsdale, NY Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Suite for Organ No. 1 Adagio Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Suite for Organ No. 1 Toccata Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City Commissioned by David L. Ball
MUSIC: Exsultation Daniel Ficarri, Composer and Organist recorded at St. Vincent Ferrer, New York City Commissioned by Choir and Organ Magazine Exsultation