INSPIRATIONS - A requested collection of mostly David Hegarty's own published church music compositions and arrangements, played on the six-manual Harrah Symphonic Organ, Hurricane, W.V. This is one of the largest organs in the world, and its tonal range is limitless. In addition to his own music, he included arrangements of music by Albert. W. Ketelbey, Victor Young, and Richard Rodgers.
David Hegarty is well known in the San Francisco Bay Area for his long tenure as organist of San Francisco’s landmark movie palace—the Castro Theatre (since 1978) and for appearing weekly at the Stanford Theatre in Palo Alto. He also presents monthly pops concerts on the Skinner organ at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
He is a prolific composer and arranger, having served on the staff of Lorenz Publishing Company where he was editor of "The Sacred Organ Journal." His work is also published by Broadman Press, Hal Leonard Publications, and Sheet Music Magazine.
As a concert artist, David has appeared at such venues as Washington DC's Kennedy Center, San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, the Crystal Cathedral, Oakland's Paramount Theatre with the Oakland Pops Orchestra, and of course, at Hurricane, WV on this mammoth six-manual Harrah Symphonic Organ.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Organ Performance from Loma Linda University, his Master of Music from Andrews University, and continued with doctoral studies at the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati with Wayne Fisher.
David is an avid film music researcher and specializes in writing and performing transcriptions and arrangements of the music from Hollywood’s Golden Age.
For more information, visit his web site: www.davidhegarty.com