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StringalongA New Angle on Seven TunesHarpsichord Magic

If it's Not a Piano...What is it? . ...Nouveau CD : Yes indead !!!

"take five" extrait de "Harpsichord magic"

Don began playing in public at the age of 12, moved to Boston, MA in 1961 to study at the Berklee School(now College) of Music.

In 1962 he took a "temporary" job with the Harpsichord Maker William Dowd, and stayed 25 years. During this time of employment, he was encouraged to try some of this material on the harpsichord, and it was so well received that concerts and recordings became an increasingly important part of his activity.

He has appeared in Europe at the Nuremburg Organ Festival, on Austrian Radio at the Rodin Gallery in Seoul, South Korea, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. He has had four appearances with the Augusta (GA) Pops Orchestra playing his orchestrated keyboard arrangements.

He has 6 recordings currently available - most recently, "Harpsichord Magic", and a program of poetry and music for Children of All Ages with Anne Carter, and included in a video "If It's Not a Piano, What is it"?


The thought behind this harpsichord performance is simply: "Take Tunes/Music you know, and make keyboard arrangements or Improvisations with them. This is an old and much-used idea, but one that has not generally been associated with 20th or 21st Century Harpsichord playing. This music brings a lovely glow to this wonderful instrument that first appeared in about 1500.

This is an informal presentation without a specific order;

Composers likely to be included : Stephen Foster, Scott Joplin, Simon and Garfunkel, Paul Desmond(Dave Brubeck), Don Angle ..

Tunes likely to be included : The Entertainer, Scarborough, Fair House of the Rising Sun, I'll Fly Away, Just a Closer Walk With Thee, Boogie ...

We are so sorry to have to inform you of Don’s death on Sunday, July 27, after a short, difficult battle with cancer.

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