Harpsichord Repertoire

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Instructor: Hank Knox
Location: Tanna Schulich Hall, Schulich School of Music
Time: 15:00-17:00

 

Week 1: L'Art de toucher le clavecin

The focus this week is on developing good sound and touch at the harpsichord.

Repertoire:
F. Couperin: L'Art de toucher le clavecin (complete; editions to come)

Selected works from Books I-IV (details of works and editions to come)

L. Couperin:
Prelude non mesure from Suite in F Major
Prelude a l'imitation de M Froberger
Suites (all keys)
Editions:
Pièces de clavecin, ed. D. Moroney (Monaco : Oiseau Lyre, 1985)
Piéces de clavecin, ed. Alan Curtis, (Paris : Heugel, [1970])

J.H. D'Anglebert:
Preludes in G major, G minor, and D minor - D'Anglebert
Pièces de clavecin: Four Suites (G Major, G Minor, D Minor, D Major) and Lully Transcriptions
Editions:
Edition: Huegel (Le Pupitre), ed. Gilbert. J.-H. D'Anglebert, Pièces de clavecin, Vol. 1 & 2.

J.P. Rameau:
Pieces in G
Pieces in D
Editions to follow

J.S. Bach:
Preludes from the Well-Tempered Clavier (detailed list to come)
French Suites

 

Week 2: Seventeenth-century Harpsichord Works, Frescobaldi to Bach

The focus this week is on the great keyboard composers of the seventeenth century, culminating in the toccatas of J.S. Bach.

Repertoire:
Girolamo Frescobaldi:
Primo Libro di Toccate (1615): any of the Toccatas; Partite No. 1 'La Romanesca'
Secondo Libro di Toccate (1627): Toccatas #1, 2, and 7; any of the Canzonas Ricercari et Canzoni (1615): any of the Ricercari or Canzonas Capricci (1624): Capriccio Sopra La Bassa Fiamenga; Capriccio sopra il cucu; the two hexachord capriccios
Editions:
1) Zanibon, ed. Gilbert. G. Frescobaldi, Toccate Vol. I & II
2) Zerboni, ed. Darbellay. Girolamo Frescobaldi, Opere Complete.
3) Bärenreiter, ed. Pidoux, Orgel und Klavierwerke. (acceptable but not recommended)

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck:
Hexachord Fantasia
Fantasia Chromatica

Variation sets:
Mein junges Leben hat ein End
Unter der Linden grune
Soll es Sein
Pavana Lachrimae

Toccatas (precise numbers forthcoming)

Edition:
Vereniging voor Nederlandse Muziekgeschiedenis, ed. Leonhardt.
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Opera Omnia. Second Ed.
Please, no Dover edition!

D. Buxtehude:
Prealudium en sol mineur / in G minor, BuxWV 163
Edition to follow

J.S. Bach:
Toccatas:
G major, BWV ??
E minor, BWV ??
C minor, BWV 911
D major, BWV ??
Editions: To follow.