What a coincidence: on May 14, I posted on my own blog a home-recorded video of J.–H. D’Anglebert’s d-minor Prélude in memory of my father Martin Skowroneck, who died on that day six years ago. Only a day after that, the Dutch harpsichordist Pauline Schenck, who is also the mother of my children, published a lovely recording of the very same piece on bandcamp, performed on arguably the nicest harpsichord my dad ever made, a 2-man. short-g-octave Ruckers from 1961.
A link to her recording, which can be listened to for free or purchased for one Euro (or more!), is here:
Some may be familiar with this instrument from Leonhardt’s 1966 recording of music by Morley, Tisdall, Bull, Byrd, Randall, Farnaby, and Gibbons. I re-strung the upper part with P-wire while my dad was still alive (the brass section is unchanged since 1961).