Edith Hines, violin † John Chappell Stowe, organ and harpsichord


Ensemble SDG, a violin and keyboard duo formed in 2009,

performs music spanning the entire Baroque period, with a

particular focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

An update on our recording project

Ensemble SDG is now in possession of more tracks for our forthcoming CD of the complete works of J. S. Bach for violin and keyboard!  A few days ago we received the Sonata in E minor, BWV 1023, and the Fugue in G minor, BWV 1026, from Paul Eachus, Director of Conservatory Audio Services at Oberlin College, Oberlin OH.  We recorded the two pieces in March 2010 with the John Brombaugh organ in Fairchild Chapel.  We are very pleased with the result and are grateful to Paul for his help during the recording session as well as his excellent editing.

We also owe our thanks to Buzz Kemper of Madison’s Audio for the Arts for his ongoing work on our in-town portion of the project (the works with harpsichord and Lautenwerk).  In addition to patiently recording our sessions, he has already edited and mastered the Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017, of which two movements are available on this blog for your ears.

We are currently investigating an appropriate instrument for the rest of our project: early versions of the Sonatas in F minor and G major, BWV 1018 and 1019, which we believe may have been written for performance with organ.

We have also put up two recordings for you of two of Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Partitas which we performed at Western Michigan University last November as part of our residency there.  The recordings are live, so please excuse the audience noise!