New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms


For this New Sounds program, listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of the vocal ensemble, Roomful of Teeth. All of the movements in her suite are named after baroque dance forms, how J.S. Bach and other baroque composers might have done.  Hear those forms echoed in the music of Paul Lansky, and Ralph Towner, along with lute player and composer Rolf Lislevand, and the late Englishman Jon Lord. And more.

PROGRAM #3387, Baroque Dance Forms   (First aired on 10/12/2012)                                                           





Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma: The Cello Suites | Inspired by Bach

J.S. Bach: Cello Suite No. 1 in G major, BWV 1007: II. Allemande, excerpt  [2:10]

CBS/Sony 63203
Available at

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Allemande [5:53]

New Amsterdam NWAM 041

Sergey Khachatryan, violin

Bach Sonatas & Partitas

J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No. 2: Chaconne in D Minor, BWV 1004, excerpt [1:00]

Naïve 5181

Michael Galasso


Chaconne [3:18]

ECM 1713

Rolf Lislevand

Nuove musiche

Passacaglia celtica [2:00]

ECM #1922

Irma Costanzo, guitar

La Guitarra de Irma Costanzo

Bach - Suite No. 3 for Solo Cello, courante arr. for gtr

Argentina Musical 312
Out of print.

David Starobin

Family Album

Paul Lansky: Semi-Suite -Crooked Courante [2:18]

Bridge 9239

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Courante [8:59]

See above.

Simone Dinnerstein

Something Almost Being Said: Music of Bach and Schubert


J.S. Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande excerpt

Sony Classical #88697969852
Available at, iTunes, and

Various: Ralph Towner

Guitar Harvest

Sarabande for Two Guitars [2:24]

Solid Air Records SACD 2042
Out of print, but try

Jon Lord


Bourree [8:59]

EMI #1976. British LP. Reissued on CD in 2001 on Spitfire Records available for purchase at

Roomful of Teeth

Roomful of Teeth

Caroline Shaw: Sarabande, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Arild Andersen

The Triangle

Pavane [7:45]

ECM 1752