Sara Stowe


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This recording explores the approaches to writing for the harpsichord by three different composers.

Rob Keeley’s Suite and Peter Thorne’s Sonatine are both influenced by keyboard music of the eighteenth century. Purcell’s suites can be seen as a type of proto-suite, shorter, and with fewer movements than the suites of Bach and Handel.

Rob Keeley and Peter Thorne explore these early forms in different ways. The movements of Keeley’s lyrical Harpsichord Suite follow the popular pattern of dance movements found in high Baroque suites. Keeley however, stretches the medium in a way that eschews a traditional harmonic language and pursues a rhythmic complexity. Peter Thorne’s short sonata, while Neo-classical in form, is highly influenced by jazz in its content.


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