The suave and elegant Sarabande Grave in D Minor by Jean-Henry d’Anglebert (1629-1691) from Pièces de Clavecin, 1689, performed on the harpsichord by Hanneke van Proosdij. One of the most influential of the French composers for harpsichord, d’Anglebert was “ordinaire de la Musique de la Chambre du Roi pour le clavecin” for Louis XIV, the Sun King. His music was beautifully engraved and the table of ornaments was the most sophisticated of its time and provided a model for composers throughout Europe, most notably for J.S. Bach, who made a copy of d’Anglebert’s table around 1710 and used it as the basis for his own system of ornamentation.
HD video from the San Francisco based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music. Visit us on the web at http://www.voicesofmusic.org
Double manual harpsichord by Kevin Fryer after Ioannes Ruckers 1624 “Colmar”, 2009 San Francisco. http://www.kevinfryer.net
Harpsichord used by kind permission of Chris McCrum and Elizabeth Velarde.
Harpsichord lid painting by Millicent Tomkins, adapted from Pieter Brueghel (17c, Flemish) Winter Scenes
Voices of Music filmed a full-length interview with artist Millicent Tomkins, in which she discusses her work, including the lid paintings for the harpsichords played in this project:
We also recommend this video with harpsichord builder Kevin Fryer and Millicent Tomkins talking about the lid painting of this harpsichord: