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REVIEWS OF RECENTLY-PUBLISHED EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC

EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC, by composer: suitability for PIANO
Austrian... Czech... Flemish ... German... Italian ... Spanish & Iberian

BRITISH PIANO COMPOSERS
WILLIAM BAINES .... BENJAMIN BURROWS.... FRANK BURY.... THOMAS JOHNSON.... HERBERT OPPENHEIMER.... MERVYN ROBERTS ....

This site contains information about the composers Ray Clarke (based in Castle Douglas), Nigel Deacon (from the Midlands), and Andrew Lowe-Watson (from Norfolk).

Ray Clarke is a teacher, orchestrator and composer with a special interest in folktune.

Nigel Deacon plays early keyboard music on the PIANO and has released about a dozen CDs from 2000-2014. Tracks of many of the recordings and CDs 4, 6 and 13 can be heard below. Click on the links.

PIANO RECORDINGS - SUMMARY & LINKS TO CDS

CD 1 ......Albero, Albrechtsberger, Draghi, Espona, Freixanet, Kozeluch, Nebra, Suchon
CD 2 ......Folktune Preludes, Ben Burrows, Georg Benda sonatas
CD 3 ......Georg Benda, William Boyce, Wagenseil, Folktune Preludes
CD 4 ......Christophe Wagenseil, Folktune Preludes, Jose Lidon ONLINE
CD 5 ...... Scarlatti, Wagenseil, Rodrigues, Galles, Czerny variations
CD 6 ...... Nichelmann, Pasquini, Ben Burrows, Geminiani, Kindermann, Pescetti, Kammell ONLINE
CD 7 ......Belgian harpsichodists: mainly Loeillet, also Fiocco, Benda, Schultheiss, F.Derry
CD 8 ......Techelmann, Turini, Gottlieb Muffat, Johann Mattheson, Pinto, Pleyel, Monn,
T.A.Johnson

CD 9 ......Kuhlau, Martinez, T.A.Johnson,J.C.Smith, J.C.F.Bach,Lederer, Pasquini,Camidge, Techelmann,Grainger, Villeblanche
CD 10 ......Krieger, J.W.Hertel, Gottlieb Muffat, Thomas Arne, John Robinson, Domenico Zipoli, Paradies, Techelmann, William Walond.
CD 11 ......The Couperins, Bernardo Storace, Matthew Camidge, Christopher Hales, Ben Burrows
CD 12 ......Greyfriars Suite by T.A.Johnson, Gottlieb Muffat, Herbert Oppenheimer, Roseingrave, Sebastian Albero
CD 13 ......Marcello, Boutmy, Bach, Pachelbel, Doucet's 'Chopinata', Froberger, F.Couperin, Kuhnau, Picchi, Seixas ONLINE
CD 14 ......Benedetto Marcello, Johann Mattheson, Domenico Scarlatti and Antonio Soler: (running time 65m)
folktune CD Folktune preludes for piano

Nigel also does digital audio cleanup: mainly speech recordings but sometimes music. Past work includes sound recovery from surveillance tapes and mobile phones (e.g. for court cases and tribunals); removing background noise from old tape recordings so they can be broadcast ; improving the quality of video and television soundtracks; cleaning up recordings for archiving, rebalancing bass/middle/treble, transferring cassette recordings onto CD, etc......


SOME TRACKS FROM THE CDs


BAROQUE
Bernardo Storace: Chaconne in C
(Italian)
Christophe Nichelmann: Sonata in Cm, 3rd mvt.
(German)
Christophe Wagenseil, Sonata op 2 no 3, 1st mvt.
(Austrian)
Christophe Wagenseil, Sonata op 2 no 4, 1st mvt.
(Austrian)
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata L22
(Spanish #)
Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata L263
(Spanish#)
Georg Benda, Sonata 8, 1st mvt.
(Czech)
John Loeillet, Suite 4, 3rd mvt.
(Flemish)
Pescetti: Sonata in Cm, 2nd mvt.
(Italian)
Schultheiss: Suite in Em, 3rd mvt.
(German)

20th CENTURY
Emil Suchon: Grief

T.A.Johnson: Concert Waltz (unpublished)

Herbert Oppenheimer: Scherzo no. 1 (unpublished)
Herbert Oppenheimer: Valse no. 1 (unpublished)

T.A. JOHNSON: GREYFRIARS SUITE ...commentary
1.Greyfriars
2.Quelchy (with ashplant)
3.Bob Cherry
4.W.G.Bunter
5.Alonzo Todd, Poet and Dreamer
6.Harry Wharton and the Famous Five

ND ORIGINAL MUSIC
The Cumberland's Crew: Folktune Prelude

The Three Ravens: Folktune arr.


ND ARRANGEMENTS FOR PIANO
William Boyce: Organ Sonata, Bb, 1st movement
(English)
Wieniawski: Romance, from violin concerto
(Polish)
William Walond: Organ voluntary in G
(English)
Claude Doucet: Chopinata
paraphrase on tunes from Chopin

VIOLIN & PIANO
Komitas
Song from Armenia, arr. violin / piano

# Scarlatti was Italian but spent most of his creative life in Spain.

Andrew Lowe-Watson is a well-known composer and pianist who has written large- scale works including "Trafalgar", performed by the Moscow International Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Konstantin Krimetz.

Composer pages: ......RAY CLARKE...... NIGEL DEACON...... ANDREW LOWE-WATSON

mp3s:
Nigel Deacon: May Song The Lowlands of Holland Cosby Fugue G minor prelude

Ray Clarke: May Song (orch) What shall we do with a drunken sailor? (orch)

MUSICAL ARTICLES
PIANO DUETS: What is a piano duet?....Piano duets: their use and abuse

HAYDN/DVORAK: new arrangements by Robin Holloway; different to the ones in Peters / Augener collections. www.fourhandsplus.com

EARLY MUSIC
Making piano recordings of Scarlatti....Ornaments in early music

GUIDANCE ON AUTHENTIC PERFORMANCE:
Early music, with extensive information about the European repertoire, including Iberian, French, English, Flemish, Italian, Dutch, German & Polish harpsichord and organ music: John Collins .

LATER MUSIC
20th century British music....19th century piano music

Printed scores of Nigel's piano music are produced by Sutton Elms Publications; email address diversity@suttonelms.org.uk
List of pieces:......pdf .....html

Inquiries about Andrew Lowe-Watson's music (fees, licensing, royalties, etc) - please contact BRENDAN DAVIS, FILM RIGHTS LTD, 80-82 REGENT ST, LONDON W1B 5A, TEL: +44 (0)20 7734 9911

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