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Norman Sheppard’s instruments use the natural materials and historical tunings that allow you to play the music of the renaissance, baroque, or classical periods as the composers intended.
The audio and video files on this page are recorded on instruments built by Norman Sheppard, and performed by Trevor Stephenson. The complete CDs are available for purchase.
Scarlatti Sonatas for Harpsichord
Trevor Stephenson at Park Hall -- Sauk City WI
Harpsichordist Trevor Stephenson performs Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, September 2017 at Park Hall in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Promotional film for release of CD "Scarlatti, 12 Sonatas -- Trevor Stephenson, harpsichord" (June 2018)
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata on Fortepiano
Trevor Stephenson plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on a traditional 18th-century replica fortepiano made by Norman Sheppard
On the Death of my Wife
Trevor Stevenson plays On the Death of my Wife in 1/4 Comma Meantone tuning on an Italian Virginal Harpsichord.
Italian, pasaEmezo by Ocelino
Passo e mezo; Ocelino, bel ocelino
German double-manual, F-minor concerto by J.S. Bach
Harpsichordist Trevor Stephenson plays the Adagio from Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in F minor. Solo version here: the left hand plays the upper keyboard on the lute-stop setting to imitate the plucked string accompaniment in the concerto setting. Instrument made in 2010 by Norman Sheppard of Madison, Wisconsin; it is modeled on an early 18th-century German double-manual harpsichord by Mietke of Berlin.