EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC
REVIEWS OF RECENTLY-PUBLISHED EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC, by composer: suitability for PIANO
Spanish & Iberian
BRITISH PIANO COMPOSERS
WILLIAM BAINES ....
BENJAMIN BURROWS ....
FRANK BURY ....
THOMAS JOHNSON ....
HERBERT OPPENHEIMER ....
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. Tracks are clickable below.
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
CD 5 ......
Scarlatti, Wagenseil, Rodrigues, Galles, Czerny variations
CD 6 ......
Nichelmann, Pasquini, Ben Burrows, Geminiani, Kindermann,
CD 7 ......Belgian harpsichodists: mainly
Loeillet, also Fiocco, Benda,
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,
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
folktune CD Folktune preludes for piano
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
Bernardo Storace: Chaconne in C (German)
Christophe Nichelmann: Sonata in Cm, 3rd mvt. (Austrian)
Christophe Wagenseil, Sonata op 2 no 3, 1st mvt. (Austrian)
Christophe Wagenseil, Sonata op 2 no 4, 1st mvt. (Spanish Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata L22 #)
(Spanish Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata L263 #)
Georg Benda, Sonata 8, 1st mvt. (Flemish)
John Loeillet, Suite 4, 3rd mvt. (Italian)
Pescetti: Sonata in Cm, 2nd mvt. (German)
Schultheiss: Suite in Em, 3rd mvt. 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
2.Quelchy (with ashplant)
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 (Polish)
Wieniawski: Romance, from violin concerto (English)
William Walond: Organ voluntary in G paraphrase on tunes from Chopin
Claude Doucet: Chopinata VIOLIN & PIANO
Song from Armenia, arr. violin / piano
Komitas # 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
Composer pages: ......
Nigel Deacon: May Song
The Lowlands of Holland
G minor prelude
Ray Clarke: May Song (orch)
What shall we do with a drunken sailor? (orch)
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.
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 .
20th century British music.... 19th century piano music
Printed scores of Nigel's piano music are produced by
Sutton Elms Publications; email
List of pieces:...... pdf
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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