"Welcome to The New Renaissance & Baroque Music Website. This site features original music written in authentic renaissance and baroque styles by composer and harpsichordist Grant Colburn. The music is available in complete editions available for purchase and performance.
The composer Grant Colburn was born in Wisconsin in 1966. Always one to search for the obscure and out of the ordinary in music, the late 70's found him taking an interest in the harpsichord after hearing a recording by Igor Kipnis. Shortly after he attended two summers of harpsichord workshop studying with Igor Kipnis at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival. During this time he began writing his earliest compositions in a period style.
Since this time Grant Colburn has written and self published four books of period music. The first called A First Collection of Lessons for the Harpsichord or Organ contains his earliest pieces in the baroque style. The second completed book, Six Setts of Lessons for the Harpsichord along with the third book recently completed titled Six Easy Lessons for the Harpsichord are both highly influenced by the keyboard music of Handel's English Contempories. A fourth book is also in print called A Renaissance Miscellany, which in addition to keyboard music also has instrumental music, songs, and rounds ranging in stylistically in time from the early to later 16th century. " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
Category: Contemporary Early Music / Contemporary Early Music Style
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