Six Sonatas for Piano or Harpsichord

Nothing is known about the life of Jane Freer except what appears on the title page and in the preface of these Six Sonatas. The title page states that these Sonatas were composed by Jane Freer, of the Foundling Hospital, London. She was a blind composer raised and...

Six Sonatas for Harpsichord or Piano

Elisabetta de Gambarini (1731-1765) was an English composer, soprano, and orchestra conductor. She published three volumes of harpsichord music. The subscription list from the original 1747 publication, attests to the popularity of Gambarini’s music, naming over 200...

Concerto in E-flat Major for Piano or Harpsichord

Maria Hester Park (1775-1822) was an English composer, pianist, and singer. At the age of ten, she made her piano debut during an oratorio interval at Drury Lane, where her father, John Park, was the celebrated first oboist. At fifteen, she made her singing debut at...

Four Sonatas for Piano or Harpsichord

Little is known about the French 18th century composer Madame de Villeblanche. These fresh-sounding sonatas were originally published (c. 1789) by her husband after her death at age 24. These four sonatas, in the late galant or early Classic style, may be played on...

Six Lessons for Harpsichord or Piano

Little is known about the life of Elizabeth Turner except her involvement in the London choral scene in the l 750’s. She composed sacred choral works and many settings of well-known English poetry. Her lessons for harpsichord come from a collection entitled A...