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The Erickson Tapes

  • Release: 1974
  • Label: Syntonic Research
  • Catalog #: SD 66100

“Our objective has been to prove that the synthesizer is one of the prime musical instruments of the future. What better way to demonstrate this potential than to present superb music from the past?”

This record features expert harpsichordist Raymond Erickson. He was also a specialist in early computer musical synthesis and worked at IBM’s Systems Research Institute. This recording is very much in the vein of early electronic classical works like Wendy Carlos’ Switched on Bach. The Erickson Tapes were Erickson’s first recording and remain an important, overlooked, and yes, cheesy document.

Track Listing

  • Synthesizer (Side A)

    A1 - Anonymous - My Lady Carey's Dompe

  • Synthesizer (Side A)

    A2 - Nicolaus Ammerbach - Suite of Renaissance Dances

  • Synthesizer (Side A)

    A3 - J.S. Bach - Trio Sonata In E-Flat Major

  • Synthesizer (Side A)

    A4 - W.A. Mozart - Sonata In C Major, K 545

  • Harpsichord (Side B)

    B1 - Anonymous / Gibbons / Byrd - My Lady Carey's Dompe / Pavane Lord Salisbury / La Volta

  • Harpsichord (Side B)

    B2 - Jean-Philippe Rameau - Sarabande And Les Trois Mains

  • Harpsichord (Side B)

    B3 - J.S. Bach - Preludes And Fugues In G Minor And G Major

  • Harpsichord (Side B)

    B4 - Domenico Scarlatti - Sonatas In F Minor, K 466 & D Minor, K 517