Ray Clarke is a teacher, orchestrator and composer with a special
interest in folktune.
Nigel Deacon plays early keyboard music on the PIANO (small selection below) and has written many pieces based on folktune. A couple of CDs are here:
I was recently asked if I was interested in looking at some music for banjo and piano from the 20s. The great-grandson of the composer (F.G.Chapman) inherited the scores many years ago. I was pleasantly surprised - they are rather old fashioned, but the tunes aren't bad. Here's one of them, arranged for piano - I don't know anyone who plays the banjo.
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 ONLINE CD 6 ......
Nichelmann, Pasquini, Ben Burrows, Geminiani, Kindermann,
Pescetti, Kammell ONLINE 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 ONLINE 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
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)
CD 14a......Arne, Zipoli, Soler, Matheson, Muffat, Scarlatti
CD 15......Arne, Scarlatti, Soler, Dornel, Dandrieu, Francois Couperin
CD 16......Arne, Scarlatti, Dornel, Francois Couperin
CD 16a......Arne, Scarlatti, Dornel, Francois Couperin, Soler
folktune CD Folktune preludes for piano
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......
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
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 .