Joseph Payne

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Born: 1941; China  
English harpsichordist, organist, and clavicembalist Joseph Payne is a scholarly, intelligent, and gifted artist who has amassed an impressively voluminous output of recordings on period keyboard instruments. While many players of pre-piano keyboards are happy to limit themselves to exploring a single composer or two's work in depth, Payne has recorded entire manuscript collections and has delved very deeply into the available repertoire that Read more predates the Romantic era. In 1985 Payne enjoyed the privilege of being the first organist to record the then newly discovered Neumeister Chorale Preludes attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. Since then Payne has recorded complete editions of the keyboard works of Johann Pachelbel, many more collections of Bach, and substantive collections such as the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, the Andreas Bach Manuscript, the Dublin Virginal Manuscript, and the Buxheimer Orgelbuch. He has recorded the works of composers both famous and obscure, such as Couperin le Grand, Dulphy, Sebastiàn de Albero, Muffat, John Bull, William Byrd, and many others. Payne has recorded for Bis, Naxos, Centaur, Harmonia Mundi, Discover, Vox, Haenssler Classics, and more.

Payne was born to English missionaries near the border between Mongolia and mainland China. He studied primarily in Switzerland and the U.K. and among his teachers were Wanda Landowska and Fernando Valenti. Payne re-settled in the Boston area in 1965, and for the next two decades concentrated on teaching and scholarship, much of it based at Yale University. The scholarship part of it continues, but since the breakthrough of the "Neumeister" recording, Payne maintains a busy annual concert schedule of about 60 dates a year, appearing in concert venues worldwide. Payne is also a frequent contributor to scholarly journals dealing with musicology and the disposition of historical keyboard instruments. Read less

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Born: 1941; China  
English harpsichordist, organist, and clavicembalist Joseph Payne is a scholarly, intelligent, and gifted artist who has amassed an impressively voluminous output of recordings on period keyboard instruments. While many players of pre-piano keyboards are happy to limit themselves to exploring a single composer or two's work in depth, Payne has recorded entire manuscript collections and has delved very deeply into the available repertoire that Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Saraband
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Saraband
IV. Gyque
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Saraband
IV. Gyque
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Ballett
IV. Saraband
V. Gyque
I. Allemand I
II. Allemand II
III. Courant
IV. Saraband
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Gavott
IV. Saraband
V. Gyque
I. Allemand
II. Le double
III. Courant
IV. Gavott
V. Saraband
VI. Gygue
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Gavott
IV. Saraband I
V. Saraband II
VI. Gyque
I. Allemand
II. Courant
III. Saraband
IV. Le double
V. Gyque
John Dunstable: O rosa bella (104)
Allassamire
Premier Kyrie - Grand Plein Jeu
Fugue
Cromhorne en Taille
Trio a 2 dessus
Dialogue a 2 choeurs
Gloria In Excelsis - Prelude a 2 choeurs
Concert pour les flutes
Duo
Recit tendre pour le Nazard
Dialogue de Voix humaine
Basse de Trompette
Dessus de Petite Tierce par accords
Tierce en Taille
Dialogue a 2 choeurs
Graduel - Trio
Offerte - Grand dialogue a 3 choeurs
Premier Sanctus - Plein Jeu
Second Sanctus - Duo
Elevation - Cromhorne en Taille
Agnus Dei I - Plein Jeu a 2 choeurs
Agnus Dei II - Dialogue en fugue
Deo Gratias - Grand Plein - Jeu
Fond d'orgue
Pavan
Galliard
Pavan
Galliard
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Menuets I & II; da capo
V. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Air
V. Menuets I & II; da capo
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Menuet en Trio
VI. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Menuet
VI. Air
VII. Gigue
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gavotte
V. Menuet
VI. Bourree
VII. Loure
VIII. Gigue


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