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December 02nd, 2014 00:00

The “Ghost” of C.P.E. Bach

We recently performed the CPE Bach Sonata for solo flute, with the accompaniment of the “Ghost” part written by Gary Schocker. We were experimenting with the juxtaposition of the very old music and the very new music, and trying to make the “ghost” part sound quieter and more distant (ghostly). We ended up playing the old music on the modern flute, and the newer “ghost” part on the baroque violin with a mute. We also had the “ghost” stand far away, to increase the idea of a distant echo.

The composer liked it. When we wrote to him for permission , he said  “Well, I love it. Please share on YouTube. Violin is much more ghostly than another modern flute.”

Salterello (excerpt)

Salterello (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Salterello-preview.mp3

Siciliana (excerpt)

Siciliana (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Siciliana-preview.mp3

Three Reel Studies (excerpt)

Three Reel Studies (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/3-reel-studies-preview.mp3

Red River Dances (excerpt)

Red River Dances (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Red-River-Dances-Preview.mp3

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt)

Variations on an Old Swedish Folksong (excerpt) https://www.schoen-duo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Kuhlau-Variations-Preview.mp3

Profile (excerpts)

In this EP we demonstrate the wide variety of styles we can cover. Medieval and Baroque music on period instruments, modern compositions that recall folk traditions, Native American and Metis melodies, and, of course, a little bit of classical music too.   About the Music: Salterello: This anonymous Italian dance from c.1400 is played on […]