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03-May-2009
BACH AND THE FRENCH - David Clark Little, harpsichord**
Sunday May 3, 2009, 4 PM - First Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove

BACH  AND  THE  FRENCH, DAVID  CLARK  LITTLE,  HARPSICHORD, works of Louis Couperin, François Couperin, Rameau, J.S. Bach, Jacques Duphly; 4:00 PM, Sunday, May 3, 2009; First Presbyterian Church of Willow Grove, 502 North Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA; 215-659-5938. Free-will offering. 


J.S. Bach knew the French Baroque style well.  He particularly admired the keyboard music of François Couperin, and even made copies of some pieces. François Couperin, named “Le Grand” was the main musician to Louis XIV, the “Sun King.”  He wrote over 230 pieces for the harpsichord.  Louis Couperin, was uncle to the better-known François Couperin, wrote daring harmonies, and experimental "unmeasured preludes."


The harpsichord David will play was built in 1986 by Robert Wilson, of Lambertville NJ, and is a copy of a French double-manual harpsichord built in 1732 by the French builder Blanchet.


David Clark Little studied Organ, Harpsichord, and Composition at the West Chester State University, PA, and in the Netherlands, at the conservatories of Hilversum, Amsterdam, and Utrecht.  Among his teachers were several well-known performers, including harpsichordist Gustav Leonhardt, and organist Keith Chapman.  He has performed widely solo and in ensembles in the USA, the Netherlands, France, and Indonesia. Currently he is Organist/Choir Director at the First Presbyterian Curch of Willow Grove, PA; and teaches organ, harpsichord & piano privately, and at the Settlement School in Philadelphia, PA.  Running a private studio, he produces CDs with the Adnarim label.  Among these are his performances of harpsichord Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti; and  his own arrangement of the Goldberg Variations by Johann Sebastian Bach. 

**David Clark Little is a member of the Guild for Early Music.

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February 01 2015
Feb-01-2015
Melomanie with La Bernardinia.**
Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord,  join forces with the Wilmington-based baroque and new music ensemble, Melomanie. Our joint concert of provocative pairings will feature 21st century music from Brazil for recorder and harpsichord by Pitombeira, a work for large ensemble by Pennsylvania composer Anthony Mosakowski, baroque music for two harpsichords, and works by Marcello and Vivaldi. The performance will take place in a beautiful museum venue.

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 2PM
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
melomanie.tix.com

**La Bernardiniais a member of the Guild for Early Music.
 
April 19 2015
Apr-19-2015
La Bernadinia**, Rainer Beckmann, recorder; Donna Fournier, viola da gamba; and Marcia Kravis, harpsichord will be joined by organist Chad Fothergill to perform works from popular collections such as The Division Flute, The Division Viol, The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, Byrd's Parthenia in-Violata, Hume's First Part of Ayres, and Locke's Little Consort.

Enjoy a spring afternoon with delightful early English chamber music in the lovely acoustics of University Lutheran Church.  Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3PM.

University Lutheran Church of the Incarnation
3637 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Free will offering

**La Bernadinia is a member of the Guild of Early Music.

**Denotes member of the Guild for Early Music