Benjamin Alard

harpsichord & organ

"Common to all is a crystalline clarity borne of technical finesse, leaving the impression of a Baroque canvas recently restored, its contours and colours freshly vibrant and immediate...Alard’s simple and direct portrayal of Bach’s unshakeable faith achieves transcendent eloquence." Patrick Rucker Gramophone (J.S. Bach - The Complete Works for Keyboard, Vol 5)

Harpsichord Programs


Goldberg Variations BWV 988


Clavierübung II, French Ouverture BWV 831 &

Italian Concerto BWV 971

"I'm not usually one to pay undue attention to such things, when enormous peals of thunder rolled into Trinity-St. Paul's just as Benjamin Alard was beginning the minor-key 25th variation of the Goldbergs, the most intense Passion music Bach ever wrote outside of his official Passions, it was hard not to feel as though a greater critic than any of us was expressing sympathy and appreciation for Alard's playing. It seemed to fit. It was that kind of evening. Thursday night, that kind of performance."

Robert Harris

The Globe & Mail

1 April 2016

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BMV 939-943

Five little preludes

Organ Program

Matthias Weckmann (1616 - 1674)

Preambulum in d minor (5')

Fantasia in d minor (4')

Canzona in C major (3')

Johann Adam Reincken (1643 - 1722)

Choralfantasia "An Wasserflüssen Babylon" (19´)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

"An Wasserflüssen Babylon" BWV 653 (7')

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637 - 1707)

Passacaglia in d minor BuxWV 161 (6')