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Organ Recitals:

 

As an organist, I play and enjoy the music of all periods, but have a special affinity for the North German masters of the seventeenth century from Sweelinck to Buxtehude.  In 2007, I presented the complete organ works of Dieterich Buxtehude in eight recitals.  In 2010, I played the compete organ and harpsichord works of Georg Böhm in two concerts.

 

Harpsichord Recitals:

 

My greatest interest as a harpsichordist is the music of Louis Couperin and his nephew, François, whose work is the sine qua non of all harpsichord music.

 

 

~I would love to plan a program for you on one of these instruments.~

A Recent Harpsichord Recital Progam:

 

The Court of Louis XIV depicted in the music of François Couperin  (1668-1733)

 

Premier Livre ( published 1713)

Premier Ordre

      Sarabande la Majesteuse                                              Sarabande His Majesty

      Les Abeilles                                                                     The Bee

Second Ordre

      Sarabande la Prude                                                       Sarabande The Prude

      La Diane                                                                          Diana

Troisiéme Ordre

      La Favorite, Chaconne a deaux temps                    The Favorite, a Chaconne in two

       La Lutine                                                                       The Sprite

Cinquiéme Ordre

      La Bandoline                                                                  Hair Lacquer

 

Second Livre (1716-1717)

Neuviéme Ordre

      La Princesse de Sens                                                     The Princess of Sens

      L’Olimpique                                                                  Olympus

      La Petit-deuil, or les trois Veuves                             Half-Mourning or The Three Widows

Onziéme Ordre

      L’Etincelante, ou La Bontems                                   The Shining (One) or

                   Louis-Alexandre de Bontemps, (Valet de chambre to the King)

      Les Graces-Naturéles                                                    Genuine Grace

Douziéme Ordre

      La Coribante                                                                   The Corybantes

 

Troisiéme Livre (1722)

Treiziéme Ordre

      Les Lis naissans                                                               The Birth of the Lily

Quinziéme Ordre

      La Régente ou la Minerve                                           The Regent or Minerva (Wisdom)

Seiziéme Ordre

      Les Graces incomparables ou La Conti                   Grace Incomparable or

                     (François Louis de Bourbon, Prince) de Conti

      La Distraite                                                                       Absent Minded

 

Quatriéme Livre (1730)

Vingtiéme Ordre

      La Princesse Marie~Air dans le goût Polonois       The Princess Marie~Air in the Style of a Polonaise

Vingt-Sixiéme Ordre

      La Convalescente                                                            The Convalescent

Vingt-Septiéme Ordre

      Les Chinois                                                                       The Chinaman

      Saillie                                                                                   Joke or Jump (Reproach)