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Harpsichord Music for a Thin Place - works by F. Couperin, L. Couperin, Forqueray and J.S. Bach / Paul Cienniwa, harpsichord

Audio Samples

>Couperin, François : Premier prelude for harpsichord in C major (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in C major (Pieces de clavecin, no 27)
>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Silva (from Pieces de viole, Premier Divertissement)
>Couperin, François : Quatrieme prelude for harpsichord in F minor (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata in D minor, BWV 964
>Couperin, François : Cinquieme prelude for harpsichord in A major (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Allemande for harpsichord in A minor (Nouvelles suites)
>Bell, Larry : Partita for harpsichord no 1, Op. 97
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : O lux beata trinitas, chorale variations for organ (attributed)
>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus
>     "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
>Couperin, Louis : Chaconne ou Passacaille, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, no 96)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Du Vaucel (from Pieces de viole, Troisieme Divertissement)
>Couperin, François : Second prelude for harpsichord in D minor (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
>Froberger, Johann Jacob : Allamand for keyboard in D minor, FbWV 635
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Soupirs, for harpischord in D major (Pieces de clavecin avec une methode)

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Premier prelude for harpsichord in C major (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in C major (Pieces de clavecin, no 27)
>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Silva (from Pieces de viole, Premier Divertissement)
>Couperin, François : Quatrieme prelude for harpsichord in F minor (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata in D minor, BWV 964
>Couperin, François : Cinquieme prelude for harpsichord in A major (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Allemande for harpsichord in A minor (Nouvelles suites)
>Bell, Larry : Partita for harpsichord no 1, Op. 97
>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : O lux beata trinitas, chorale variations for organ (attributed)
>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus
>Couperin, Louis : Chaconne ou Passacaille, for harpsichord (Pieces de clavecin, no 96)
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Du Vaucel (from Pieces de viole, Troisieme Divertissement)
>Couperin, François : Second prelude for harpsichord in D minor (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
>Froberger, Johann Jacob : Allamand for keyboard in D minor, FbWV 635
>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Soupirs, for harpischord in D major (Pieces de clavecin avec une methode)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This recording contains slow, meditative harpsichord pieces, favoring major keys over minor keys. From the selection of repertoire to its preparation to the recording venue itself, the recording was made within a prayerful, meditative context.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011).



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Works Details

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Premier prélude for harpsichord in C major (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Couperin, Louis : Passacaille for harpsichord in C major (Pièces de clavecin, no 27)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Silva (from Pièces de viole, Premier Divertissement)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Quatrième prélude for harpsichord in F minor (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata in D minor, BWV 964
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1754

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Cinquième prélude for harpsichord in A major (L'art de toucher le clavecin)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Allemande for harpsichord in A minor (Nouvelles suites)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bell, Larry : Partita for harpsichord no 1, Op. 97
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon : O lux beata trinitas, chorale variations for organ (attributed)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Byrd, William : Ave verum corpus :: "O Lord, God of Israel"), motet for 4 voices (SATB)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1605

>Couperin, Louis : Chaconne ou Passacaille, for harpsichord (Pièces de clavecin, no 96)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 11 in G minor, BWV 797
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Forqueray, Jean-Baptiste : La Du Vaucel (from Pièces de viole, Troisième Divertissement)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Second prélude for harpsichord in D minor (L'Art de toucher le clavecin)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Froberger, Johann Jacob : Allamand for keyboard in D minor, FbWV 635
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Rameau, Jean-Philippe : Les Soupirs, for harpischord in D major (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)
  • Performer: Paul Cienniwa (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Swansea, MA (09/07/2011-09/08/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque