Event Title

Selections from Pieces de Clavecin

Graduation Year

2014

Location

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

12-4-2014 12:15 PM

End Date

12-4-2014 2:00 PM

Description

Soon after I came to Illinois Wesleyan as a Piano Performance major, I discovered a beautiful harpsichord that Minor Myers, Jr. had purchased for the university in 1993. I fell in love with the instrument, and realized that I had been playing the wrong keyboard instrument the whole time. I have now been accepted to a number of prestigious schools for graduate studies in Historical Performance, but as a composer I have also been interested in new music for the harpsichord. Since there was little to no interest at the university in composing for the harpsichord, I composed and arranged 20-30 individual pieces during my four years here specifically idiomatic to the harpsichord (e.g. not playable on the piano, organ, etc.). These works collectively form a group appropriately named after similar collections by French composers of the 17th and 18th centuries – Pieces de Clavecin. You will likely hear two short compositions from this collection at the conference.

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Selections from Pieces de Clavecin

Young Main Lounge, Memorial Center, Illinois Wesleyan University

Soon after I came to Illinois Wesleyan as a Piano Performance major, I discovered a beautiful harpsichord that Minor Myers, Jr. had purchased for the university in 1993. I fell in love with the instrument, and realized that I had been playing the wrong keyboard instrument the whole time. I have now been accepted to a number of prestigious schools for graduate studies in Historical Performance, but as a composer I have also been interested in new music for the harpsichord. Since there was little to no interest at the university in composing for the harpsichord, I composed and arranged 20-30 individual pieces during my four years here specifically idiomatic to the harpsichord (e.g. not playable on the piano, organ, etc.). These works collectively form a group appropriately named after similar collections by French composers of the 17th and 18th centuries – Pieces de Clavecin. You will likely hear two short compositions from this collection at the conference.