Colin Tilney

Biography

Born: October 31, 1933; London, England  
Colin Tilney is an English early music keyboard player, an unusually active survivor of the first generation of musicians who brought the idea of historically informed performance to the general concertgoer's consciousness. Tilney's repertoire stretches from the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth, and he has played the fortepiano, the virginal, and even an occasional continuo organ in addition to his main instrument, the harpsichord. Read more Further, he has often attempted to match specific instruments with appropriate repertoire. Born in London, Tilney studied music and languages at Cambridge and then sought out harpsichord lessons with several teachers, Gustav Leonhardt among them. He began performing and recording, at first mostly in ensembles devoted to English music, in the early 1960s. His U.S. debut came in 1971. From 1979, Tilney taught at the University of Toronto and at Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music, during which time he edited several printed collections of specialized Baroque repertoire, including The Art of the Unmeasured Prelude (1991). He has made an acclaimed recording of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and has recorded the complete keyboard works of Matthew Locke. A good example of Tilney's work on disc is the 1996 album Scarlatti High and Low, which presented Domenico Scarlatti harpsichord sonatas that lay at the extremes of the instrument's range. Here and elsewhere, Tilney not only presents unusual music engagingly, but also embodies expertise on the historical development of keyboard instruments. His interests also extend to contemporary music, and he has commissioned works for harpsichord from various Canadian composers and from the British quasi-serialist Elisabeth Lutyens. In 2002, Tilney relocated to Victoria, British Columbia, where he teaches as an adjunct professor of harpsichord performance at the University of Victoria and serves as the resident harpsichordist for the Victoria Symphony. Read less

Biography

Born: October 31, 1933; London, England  
Colin Tilney is an English early music keyboard player, an unusually active survivor of the first generation of musicians who brought the idea of historically informed performance to the general concertgoer's consciousness. Tilney's repertoire stretches from the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth, and he has played the fortepiano, the virginal, and even an occasional continuo organ in addition to his main instrument, the harpsichord. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuet I-II
V. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Air
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Anglaise
V. Menuet I-II
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Bourree
VI. Loure
VII. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Polonaise
VI. Bourree
VI. Bourree
VIII. Gigue
VIII. Gigue
V. Menuet
IV. Sarabande
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Larghetto e staccato
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Adagio
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Andante
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 2 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Sinfonia - Second movement: A tempo ordinario e staccato
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 2 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 2 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Adagio e staccato
Organ Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 2 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fifth movement: Allegro ma non presto
Organ Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 3 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio
Organ Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 3 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Organo ad libitum
Organ Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 3 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Thrid movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 3 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Organo ad libitum
Organ Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 3 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fifth movement: Gavotte (Allegro)
Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Op. 4 No. 4 (ed. Neville Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Op. 4 No. 4 (ed. Neville Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Op. 4 No. 4 (ed. Neville Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Adagio
Organ Concerto No. 4 in F Op. 4 No. 4 (ed. Neville Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Largo
Organ Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Alla sicillana
Organ Concerto No. 5 in F, Op. 4 No. 5 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Presto
Organ Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Andante - Second movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Larghetto
Organ Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, Op. 4 No. 6 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Allegro moderato
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Larghetto
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Organo ad libitum
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): IV. Larghetto
Organ Concerto No. 13 in F ('The Cuckoo and the Nightingale') (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): V. Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 14 In A (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Largo e staccato
Organ Concerto No. 14 In A (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Organo ad libitum
Organ Concerto No. 14 In A (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Andante
Organ Concerto No. 14 In A (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Grave
Organ Concerto No. 14 In A (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fifth movement: Allegro
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Vivace
I. Allegretto
II. Andante
III. Vivace
I. Allegretto
II. Largo - Presto
I. Allegretto
II. Adagio di molto
III. Allegro assai
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Larghetto e staccato
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Adagio
Organ Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 4 No. 1 (ed. N. D. Boyling) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Andante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.2 in F major, HWV 427 - 1. Adagio
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.2 in F major, HWV 427 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.2 in F major, HWV 427 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.2 in F major, HWV 427 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - 1. Adagio
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - 3. Allemande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - 4. Courante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.8 in F minor, HWV 433 - 5. Gigue
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - 1. Prélude
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - 2. Allemande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - 3. Courante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.5 in E HWV 430 "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - 4. Air and Variations
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.4 in E minor, HWV 429 - 1. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.4 in E minor, HWV 429 - 2. Allemande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.4 in E minor, HWV 429 - 3. Courante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.4 in E minor, HWV 429 - 4. Sarabande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.4 in E minor, HWV 429 - 5. Gigue
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 1. Prelude
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 3. Allemande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 4. Courante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 5. Air and Variations
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.3 in D minor HWV 428 - 6. Presto
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.1 in A major, HWV 426 - 1. Prelude
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.1 in A major, HWV 426 - 2. Allemande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.1 in A major, HWV 426 - 3. Courante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite Set I No.1 in A major, HWV 426 - 4. Gigue
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.6 in F sharp minor HWV 431 - 1. Prelude
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.6 in F sharp minor HWV 431 - 2. Largo
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.6 in F sharp minor HWV 431 - 3. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.6 in F sharp minor HWV 431 - 4. Gigue
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 1. Overture
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 2. Andante
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 3. Allegro
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 4. Sarabande
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 5. Gigue
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.7 in G minor HWV 432 - 6. Passacaglia


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