Ensemble SDG. Baroque works from harpsichordist John Chappell Stowe and violinist Edith Hines.
"Sonata in G Minor, Opus 5 No. 5" Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)
"Sonata in G minor" Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755)
"Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014" Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
"Sonata in A major, BWV 1015" Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Andante un poco
"Sonata in D major, HWV 371" George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Ensemble SDG, a baroque violin and keyboard duo formed in 2009, perform music spanning the entire Baroque period, with a particular focus on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. The duo has presented works by German, French, and Italian compoers of the 17th and 18th centuries in recitals from the Midwest to the East Coast. Venues include Fringe Concerts at the 2009, 2011, and 2013 Boston Early Music Festivals; a recital featuring the Barombaugh organ at First Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Illinois; the biennial meeting of the American Bach Society and the annual joint conclave of the Midwest and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies; the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music; Wisconsin Public Radio’s Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazem; and multiple appearances at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one being a performance of Bach’s six sonatas for violin and obbligato keyboard. This fall the duo will release a recording of Bach’s complete works for violin and keyboard.
Ensemble SDG takes its name from the epigraph used by Bach to sign many of his works. Soli Deo Gloria (“to God alone the glory”) represents the members’ common approach to music and to life, and it is with this grounding that they approach their technique, choice of repertoire, and interpretative decisions.
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In addition to being a founding member of Ensemble SDG, violinist Edith Hines performs with Ensemble Musical Offering (Milwaukee) and Bach Collegium Fort Wayne and directs an early music ensemble through the University of Wisconsin Division of Continuing Education. She holds the position of Assistant Editor at A-R Editions in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dr. Hines studied violin with David Updegraff, Donald Weilerstein, and David Perry and has had coaching in historical performance with Julie Andrijeski, Robert Mealy, David Douglass, and others. She holds degrees from Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Hines performs on a Baroque violin made in 2006 by Warren Ellison nd with a bow contructed by David Hawthorne following seventeenth-century models (2009).
John Chappell Stowe is Profesosr of Organ and Harpsichord at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he also co-directs the Collegium Musicum. He served two terms as national Vice-President of the American Guild of Organist and has held the separate posts of Associate Director and Director of Graduate Studies of UW-Madison’s School of Music. Dr. Stowe completed undergraduate study in organ performance at Southern Methodist University, then earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and the Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. His recorded performances include Fenster with UW-Madison trumpet professor John Aley and a compact disc of the historic 1863 Wadsworth organ at St. James Church in Madison on the Ethereal label.