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BACH-LOUIE: CHACONNE

  • The celebrated Chaconne (Ciaccona) for solo violin, arranged for harpsichord by David Louie
  • One of the most monumental and astounding pieces ever conceived
  • New and historically authentic arrangement that translates music beautifully and idiomatically to the keyboard
  • Transcribed into C minor (original key D minor)
  • Includes preface and fingering
  • From the Complete Bach Violin Sonatas & Partitas, arranged for harpsichord by David Louie
  • Playable on double or single-manual harpsichord (or piano)
  • More information and audio
  • Score, 16 pages

MENDELSSOHN-LOUIE: VIOLIN SONATA IN D MINOR

  • Sonata for Piano and Violin in D minor, completed version by David Louie
  • Reconstruction of an unfinished single-movement (MWV Q 18) from an autograph manuscript in the Berlin State Library
  • Manuscript content retained as fully and faithfully as possible
  • Completion rendered with additional material based on Mendelssohn’s original works
  • More information and audio
  • Score and violin part, 29 pages

DECODING BACH’S TEMPERAMENT

  • Short essay by David Louie
  • Introduction to Bach’s cryptic “squiggle” on the autograph manuscript of the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
  • Clear step-by-step analysis of its context and meaning
  • Simple tuning instructions for setting a keyboard temperament based on Bach’s “squiggle”
  • Essay with illustrations, 6 pages

RAMEAU-LOUIE: PIÈCES DE CLAVECIN EN CONCERTS

  • Solo harpsichord versions of Rameau’s “Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts”
  • Includes Rameau’s own transcriptions of four of the sixteen pieces
  • Follows Rameau’s suggestion that all of the pieces may be adapted as harpsichord solos, leaving “nothing more to be desired”
  • Transcriptions of the remaining twelve pieces allow a complete performance of all five “Concerts”
  • More information and audio
  • The score to each Concert is available separately, and includes the general preface, title page, table of contents, and Rameau’s table of ornaments in facsimile (an additional 5 pages):
    1. Premier Concert (La Coulicam, La Livri, Le Vézinet), 6 pages

    2. Deuxième Concert (La Laborde, La Boucon, L’Agaçante, Menuets), 10 pages

    3. Troisième Concert (La Lapoplinière, La Timide, Tambourins), 8 pages

    4. Quatrième Concert (La Pantomime, L’Indiscrète, La Rameau), 8 pages

    5. Cinquième Concert (La Forqueray, La Cupis, La Marais), 8 pages

BACH-LOUIE: THE COMPLETE SONATAS & PARTITAS

  • Solo harpsichord arrangements of Bach’s complete music for solo (unaccompanied) violin
  • Consists of three sonatas and three partitas in their entirety (thirty-two movements)
  • New and historically authentic arrangements that translate the music beautifully and idiomatically to the keyboard
  • Authentic original arrangements by Bach have been incorporated
  • Playable on double or single-manual harpsichord (or piano)
  • More information and audio
  • The score to each Sonata and Parita is available separately, and includes the general preface, title page, table of contents, and critical commentary (an additional 10 pages):
    1. Sonata no. 1 (in D minor, after BWV 1001), 14 pages (currently in preparation)
    2. Partita no. 1 (in F-sharp minor, after BWV 1002), 16 pages (currently in preparation)
    3. Sonata no. 2 (in E minor, after BWV 1003), 18 pages (currently in preparation)
    4. Partita no. 2 (in C minor, after BWV 1004), 23 pages

    5. Sonata no. 3 (in G major, after BWV 1005), 24 pages

    6. Partita no. 3 (in D major, after BWV 1006), 19 pages (currently in preparation)

MOZART-LOUIE: CADENZA FOR PIANO CONCERTO, KV 488

  • Extended version of Mozart’s original cadenza for the first movement of the Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major, KV 488
  • Contains two ossia passages that incorporate thematic material from the movement
  • Score, 7 pages