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The Sound Room has approximately 30-second samples of harpsichord-related works, organized by composer. Please note that many of the sources for these clips are difficult, if not impossible, to find.

Click on a composer below to hear an excerpt.

(All exerpts are in mp3 format, represent about 30 seconds of music and are approximately 500kb in size.)

A
Adler, Samuel. Sonata for Harpsichord (Kingdom)
Adler, Samuel. Bridges to Span Diversity (Gasparo)
Akin, Cenan. Kuheylan (Pavane)
Albright, William.  Four Fancies for Harpsichord (Kingdom)
Albright, William. Danza Ostinata (Ondine)
Allanbrook, Douglas. Sonata No. 1 (Music & Arts)
Andriessen, Louis. Overture to Orpheus (SNE)
Aperghis, Georges.  Quatre petits moments brefs (ADDA)
Arho, Anneli. Minos (Finlandia)
Ayer, Nat. O! You Beautiful Doll (AFKA)

B
Bergeijk, Gilius van.  Zu Tee & Tanz (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
Bergman, Erik.  Energien (Finlandia)
Boroff, Edith.  Metaphors (Gasparo)
Brady, Timothy. Reaching Past (SNE)
Brady, Timothy. Doubling (J&W)
Brouwer, Leo. Micro Piezas (Erasmus)
Brozak, Daniel.  In A (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
Brubeck, Dave.  Blue Rondo a la Turk (Ondine)
Buck, Ole.  Gymel (RCA Victor)
Burkhard, Willy.  Sonatine (BCG)
Burkhard, Willy.  Suite en miniature Op. 71, 2 (BCG)

C
Caba, Eduardo. 6 Aires Indios (Gallo)
Cage, John.  Solo VII (Ondine)
Christiansen, Asger Lund.  Sonatina No. 1 (RCA Victor)
Coloumbe-Saint-Marcoux, Micheline. Miroirs (SNE)
Clement, Nicole. Covalences Multiples  (first movement)(Gasparo)
Cowell, Henry. Set of Four (Music & Arts)

D
Delius, Frederick. Danse pour clavecin (Pavane)
de Leeuw, Ton Mo-Do (SNE)
de Man, Roderik.  Frenzy (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
de Man, Roderik.  What's in a Name? (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
deVries, Klaas. Toccata Americana (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
Dolden, Paul. Physics of Seduction (J&W)
Donaldson, Walter. Carolina in the Morning (AFKA)

E
Efendi, Tatyos. Saz Semaisi (Pavane)
Einem, Gottfried von. Capriccio op. 36, No. 1 (Pavane)

F
Falla, Manuel de. Concerto pour clavecin et cinq instruments (ADDA)
Felder, Alfred.  Ballade pour violoncelle solo, clavecin et cordes (Gallo)
Ferneyhough, Brian.  Etudes Transcendantales (Etcetera)
Ferrari, Luc.  Conversation intime (harpsichord & percussion) (ADDA)
Ferrari, Luc. Progmp3me Commun pour clavecin et bande (ADDA)
Fine, Vivian.  Toccatas and Arias (Gasparo)
Francaix, Jean. Extraits de l'Insectarium (Pavane)

G
Gershwin, George. I Got Rhythm (AFKA)
Ginastera, Alberto. Preludios Americanos (Gallo)
Glinsky, Albert.  Sunbow. 1986 Winner
Goebels, Franzpeter.  Bird-Boogie (Ondine)
Goeyvaerts, Karel. Litanie 5 (Megadisc)
Goodman, Steve. City of New Orleans (AFKA)
Gorecki, Henrik-Mikolaj.  Concerto pour clavecin et cordes (ADDA)
Grudzien, Jacek. Turdus Musicus (J&W)

H
Hakim, Naji.  Rondo (Ondine)
Halffter, Cristobal. Adieu (ADDA)
Halffter, Cristobal. Tiempo para Espacios (ADDA)
Hambraeus, Bengt. Capriccio I (SNE)
Harbach, Barbara.  Spaindango- Caprice for harpsichord (Gasparo)
Harris, Tom. Jubilate Deo (Gasparo) 1990 Winner
Harrison, Lou. Six Sonatas (Music & Arts)
Hedman, Jens & Erik Mikael Karlsson. Scar (J&W)
Henze, Hans Werner. Apollo et Hyazinthus (London)
Holmboe, Vagn.  Trio (RCA Victor)
Horovitz, Joseph.  Jazz Harpsichord concerto (ADDA)
Hovhaness, Alan.  Sextet for Recorder, String Quartet and Harpsichord (Etcetera)

I
Illanes, Emilio Gutierrez Illanes. Tunari (Gallo)

J
Jacob, Gordon.  Sonatina (RCA Victor)
Jencka, Daniel Various Harpsichord Works
Jones, Samuel.  Two Movements (Gasparo)
Joplin, Scott. The Entertainer (AFKA)
Justel, Elsa. La Ventana Deshabitada (J&W)

K
Kagel, Mauricio.  Ragtime-Waltz (Ondine)
Keene, David. Turbo Toccata (J&W)
Klausmeyer, Peter.  Pete Johnson's Ground (Gasparo)
Knittel, Krzystof. Histoire III pour clavecin et bande (ADDA)
Kouneva, Penka. Raga (Gasparo) 1994 Winner
Kraehenbuehl, David. Toccata per Cembalo (Music & Arts)

L
Lamb, Joseph. Ethiopia Rag (AFKA)
Laredo, Teresa. Korikenty (Gallo)
Lawalree, Dominique. Harpsinotes (Pavane)
Lee, Hope.  Melboac (SNE)
Levy, Ernst. Fantasie Symphonique (Music & Arts)
Ligeti, Gyorgy. Hungarian rock (Finlandia)
Ligeti, Gyorgy. Passacaglia ungherese (Finlandia)
Ligeti, Gyorgy. Continuum (Finlandia)
Linjama, Jyrki.  Metamofooseja (Ondine)
Locklair, Dan.  Cluster's Last Stand
Locklair, Dan.  The Breakers Pound (excerpt) (Gasparo) 1986 Winner
Locklair, Dan. Fantasy Brings the Day (Gasparo)
Locklair, Dan.  Rag (Gasparo) [No longer available]

M
Mache, Francois-Bernard. Korwar (Finlandia)
Malaga, Carlos Sanchez Malaga. Yanahuara (Dia de Difuntos)(Gallo)
Marco, Thomas. Torner (ADDA)
Martin, Frank. Petite Symphonie concertante (London)
Martinu, Bohuslav.  Deux pieces pour clavecin (Kingdom)
McLean, Edwin.  Sonata, excerpt (Gasparo)
McLean, Edwin.  Sonata No. 2 , excerpt (Centaur)
Meijering, Chiel.  A lady shaves her legs (harpsichord & guitar)(Erasmus)
Merilainen, Usko.  Zimbal (Finlandia)
Mieg, Peter. Le voyage a Montfort (Music & Arts)
Miereanu, Costin.  Trilogie trajectoire (ADDA)
Miereanu, Costin.  Limping Rock (ADDA)
Milhaud, Darius. Sonate pour violon et clavecin (Gallo)
Milhaud, Darius. Sailor Song (Gallo)
Milhaud, Darius. Sonata de Baptiste Anet: transcription libre (Gallo)
Milhaud, Darius. L'Apotheose de Moliere (Hyperion)
Monje, Humberto Viscarra. Cancion (Gallo)
Mosher, Sally. Bossa Nova (Dances With Harpsichords)
Mosher, Sally. Downtown Swagger Rag (Dances With Harpsichords)

N
Nagao, Issac.  Ancient Cities (Gasparo)
Near, Gerald.  Triptych (Gasparo) [No longer Available]
Nyman, Michael. Concerto for Harpsichord and Strings (EMI)

P
Palmero, Armando. Poema Indio (Gallo)
Pennycock, Bruce. The Desert Speaks... (J&W)
Persichetti, Vincent.  Harpsichord Sonata No. 7 (Kingdom)
Persichetti, Vincent. From the Sonatas for Harpsichord, op. 52 (Music & Arts)
Piazzola, Astor. Adios Nonino (disques Pierre Verany)
Pinkham, Daniel.  Partita (Gasparo)
Ponjee, Ted.  The Female Modes (Haags Gemeentemuseum)
Poulenc, Francis.  Concert Champetre (EMI)
Powell, Mel. Recitative and Toccata Percossa (Music & Arts)

R
Rieti, Vittorio. Concerto (CRI) [ No longer available]
Rieti, Vittorio. Partita (CRI) [ No longer available]
Rieti, Vittorio. Sonata breve (Gallo)
Roncal, Simeon. Rosa (Gallo)
Rosner, Arnold. Musique de clavecin (Gasparo)
Rosner, Arnold.  Sonatine d'Amour (Gasparo)

S

Saariaho, Kaija. Jardin secret II (Finlandia)
Salinas, Humberto Iporre. El sueno de la Nusta (Gallo)
Salonen, Esa-Pekka.  YTA llb (Finlandia)
Salmenhaara, Erkki.  Etude (Ondine)
Sandi, Marvin. Ritmos Panteisticos (Gallo)
Schnittke, Alfred. Hymn No. 4 for Cello, Bassoon, Bass, Harpsichord, Bells, Harps &Timpani (Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab)
Sciarrino, Salvatore. De o de do (Finlandia)
Segond, Pierre.  Petite serenade (BCG) [No longer available]
Alex Shapiro. Slip (Harpsichord and Violin) [more information]
Alex Shapiro. Slipping (Harpsichord, Violin and Percussion) [more information]
Sierra, Roberto.  Con Salza (ADDA)
Sierra, Roberto
. Concerto Nocturnal (ADDA)
Snyder, Randall.  The Book of Imaginary Beings (Coronet) 1982 Winner
Solal, Martial.  Improvisation pour les cordes pincees no. 1 (ADDA)
Solovyev-Sedoy. Midnight in Moscow (AFKA)
Sowash, Rick.  The Unicorn (Kingdom)
Staeps, Hans Ulrich.  Intermezzo (RCA Victor)
Stevens, Halsey. From the Partita (Music & Arts)

T
Tanc, Cengiz. Deux Petites Pieces (Pavane)
Templeton, Alec.  Bach Goes to Town (Kingdom)
Tesei, Tonino.  Italian Rock (Ondine)
Tiensuu, Jukka.  Fantango (Erasmus)
Tiensuu, Jukka.  M (with chamber orchestra) (Finlandia)
Tiensuu, Jukka.  Veto (Ondine)
Thompson, Randall.  Four Inventions (Gasparo)
Thomson, Virgil. Four Portraits (Kingdom)

U
Un, Ekrem Zeki. Kasiklt Oyun Havasi (Danse folklorique) (Pavane)
Usmanbas, Ilhan. Trois Pieces Serielles (Pavane)

V
Valmond, Jacques. Concerto pour violon, cordes et clavecin (Gallo)

W
Westerheide, Reinhold.  Balance (Erasmus)

X
Xenakis, Iannis.  Naama (Erato)
Xenakis, Iannis.  Komboi (Erato)
Xenakis, Iannis.  A L'ile de Goree (harpsichord & orchestra) (Erato)

Y
Yates, Stephen. (excerpt) Suite (Gasparo) 1994 Winner