BAROQUE SUITE is a set of 're-compositions' for piano. The movements are based on well-known keyboard works by Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frederic Handel, and Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach. While C.P.E. Bach is considered part of the Classical era, I felt that his Solfeggietto still exhibited a Baroque character and created a nice bookend to the Invention by his father. The works retain their original temporal structures, but have been altered so that they project sustained harmonies for longer periods of time. This lack of harmonic rhythm is antithetical to the original intent, and instead reflects my own compositional aesthetic.
Recording: Amy O'Dell, piano