Richard Wayne Dirksen was born into a musical home in Freeport, Illinois, USA where his mother was a singer and pianist and his father an organ builder.
Richard Wayne Dirksen was born into a musical home in Freeport, Illinois, USA where his mother was a singer and pianist and his father an organ builder. After two years at The American Conservatory in Chicago, he won a scholarship to study at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore with organist Virgil Fox, who, at 27, had already become world-famous as a concert artist. In 1942 he became an assistant at the Washington National Cathedral, and in 1977 took the post of organist and choirmaster there. Much of his music was written for special occasions at the Cathedral.
Richard Wayne Dirksen (February 8, 1921 - July 26, 2003) was an American musician and composer, who served as Organist and Choirmaster of the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, . Previously he was Assistant Organist and Choirmaster from 1942 to 1964. In 1969, Dirksen was named the cathedral's Precentor, giving him administrative oversight of all worship services until his retirement in 1991.
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Richard Wayne Dirksen. American Adventure (orchestral score). Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us. Dirksen conducting the choir at the Washington National Cathedral in the 1980s. 1921 Freeport, Illinois, . Dirksen composed extensively, mostly choral and organ works, and his music continues to be regularly featured on broadcasts from the Cathedral Contents.
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