Resume (Music): Dr. Bradley P Lehman

updated 11 March 2008

Experience

...mostly part-time and freelance, with full-time computer jobs as primary employment...

Harpsichordist Hodel/Lehman Duo (trumpet and keyboard): 1983-present; Oriana (Baroque ensemble): 1991-96; Academy of Early Music (Ann Arbor): 1989-96; Michigan Bach Society: 1992-94; Sutherland Ensemble: 1994-96; Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival: various years 1996-present; Zephyrus: occasional concerts 2001-present; Guest appearances at James Madison University: 2006-present; Duo with Baroque violinist David Sariti: 2006-present; quarter-finalist, Spivey international harpsichord competition, 1993; freelance concert work 1983-present as both soloist (video demonstrations...) and ensemble player; freelance harpsichord tuning 1983-present (video demonstrations...); CD recording "Playing from Bach's fancy" released 2006; CD recording of music from Thomas Jefferson's collection, February 2008, to be released during 2008
Musicologist Survey of concerted requiem settings 1600-1825; transcription of Antonio Lotti's In omni tribulatione from manuscript (and conducted the 20th-century premiere); transcriptions for harpsichord from various instruments; discovery of Bach's keyboard tuning, 2004; various published articles (see Publications, below, and www.larips.com)
Organist Hodel/Lehman Duo (trumpet and keyboard): 1983-present; Plymouth United Church of Christ, Goshen IN: September 1986-August 1989; freelance concert organist, 1996-present (Sample program 2001, sample program 2005...); CD recordings "In Thee is Gladness" released 2005, "A Joy Forever" 2006.
Organist/Music Coordinator University Reformed Church, Ann Arbor MI: September 1989-June 1996 (included composition/arrangement of pieces for the choir and for smaller ensembles); frequent songleader and pianist for services, Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg VA: 1996-present; substitute organist at other local churches, 1996-present.
Continuo work in large compositions (harpsichord and organ) JS Bach: St Matthew and St John Passions; B Minor Mass (Toledo Symphony); dozens of other cantatas, motets, and F major Mass; GF Handel: Israel in Egypt; Messiah; Dixit Dominus (conducted from keyboard); Haydn: The Creation; Mendelssohn: Elijah; Purcell: Dido and Aeneas and The Fairy Queen; Blow: Venus and Adonis; Vivaldi: Gloria; Charpentier: In Nativitatem DNJC Canticum (conducted from keyboard); dozens of smaller dramatic works (mostly Baroque solo cantatas)
Research assistant Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Michigan: September 1991-August 1992 (Cataloguing instruments; organizing tours and instrument displays)
Freelance author/compiler Assembled a complete concordance to a hymnal: summer 1992 (Concordance published by Mennonite Publishing House as both a book and a software package; files and applications developed with Turbo Pascal 5.0 and compiled for MS-DOS or Windows)
Library assistant Music library, University of Michigan: September 1989-August 1991
Teaching assistant Harpsichord, University of Michigan: September 1992-1994
Music director WGCS-FM, Goshen College: 1984-1986; classical-music announcer/DJ, 1983-1989 (also included some program producing, and cataloguing of the record collection)
Lecturer/Clinician Church music and harpsichord, 1991-present; lecture/recitals about tuning (Goshen College, Eastern Mennonite University, Bluffton University), 2004-present; keynote speaker and recitalist, Chico Bach Festival (California), March 2007
Recording producer, assistant producer, artistic advisor Various freelance projects, 1994-present: Schubert's piano trios (Atlantis Ensemble), released in 1998 as Wildboar 9703 and 9704; Hildegard von Bingen: Meditation Chants (Norma Gentile, Schoolkids 1803, reviews); Unfurling Love's Creation, (Norma Gentile, Lyrichord LEMS 8027, reviews). Five solo clavichord CDs (as performer, arranger, and producer) released in 2000, (mp3.com, out of print as mp3.com closed in 2003, reviews). In Thee is Gladness (trumpet/organ), LaripS 1001, released 2005. Recordings at Goshen College: A Joy Forever (organ), Playing from Bach's fancy (harpsichord), released January 4th 2006.

Education

B.A., 1986, Goshen College, Goshen IN; majors: music and mathematics; minor: church music
M.M., 1992, University of Michigan School of Music, Ann Arbor MI; early keyboard instruments
A.M., 1992, University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies; musicology
A.Mus.D. (Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance), 1994, University of Michigan, Rackham School of Graduate Studies; harpsichord

Publications

Six hymns in Hymnal: A Worship Book (Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale PA, 1992) (#90, 132, 140, 232, 378, 534)
One hymn in The Hymn (April 1993)
One hymn in Canadian Mennonite (April 11 1998)
Hymns recorded in the companion cassette set to Hymnal: A Worship Book (Mennonite Publishing House, 1992), Hymnal Masterworks: Solo Piano CD (Marilyn Houser Hamm: Faith & Life Press, Newton KS, 1994), companion cassette to Praying with the Anabaptists (Marlene Kropf & Eddy Hall: Faith & Life, 1994)
Hymn "By Peter's House" in a choral arrangement by Philip Orr of Orrganized Sound, recorded by Presbyterian Church USA
Review of The Harmonia Sacra hymnal in Mennonite Quarterly Review, January 1995
Review of Glenn Gould's Solitude Trilogy in Mennonite Quarterly Review, January 1997
Review of CD, Daughter of Olapa: The Music of Carol Ann Weaver, in Mennonot #9, Spring 1997
Concordance to Hymnal: A Worship Book, August 1996, Mennonite Publishing House
Poem in Purpose magazine, March 17, 1996
Hymnal index in Builder congregational leaders' guide, April 1996
CD reviews in Christian Century Feb 8 2003 part 1 and part 2, annually 2003-present in November or December issues. Most recently: December 11, 2007 issue
Sounds of harpsichords and related instruments, published as a website http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/hpsi.html
Keyboard temperament analysis spreadsheet, published as a website and downloadable application, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/temper.html
Musical setting of "Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective," published as a website http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/cof.html
In progress: MIDI recordings of all hymns, published as a website http://www-personal.umich.edu/~bpl/hymns.html
Hodel/Lehman Duo album (trumpet/organ) In Thee is Gladness, January 2005
"Bach's Extraordinary Temperament: Our Rosetta Stone" (article in Early Music about Bach's keyboard tuning), February 2005 and May 2005; see also http://www.larips.com for details
Part of an article in Diapason magazine, May 2005: cover story featuring the Opus 41 organ by Taylor & Boody
A review article of harpsichord CDs by Assi Karttunen, Sergio Vartolo, Glen Wilson, and Gerald Hambitzer: "Death and the Mayerin: Germanic harpsichord music" in Early Music (Oxford University Press), November 2005. The music reviewed is by Froberger, Buxtehude, JS Bach, CPE Bach, and WF Bach. (This article's original title was "Death and the Mayerin: macaronic harpsichord music".)
Article "The 'Bach temperament' and the clavichord", in Clavichord International, November 2005.
Organ solo album A Joy Forever, December 2005 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Rob Haskins, September/October 2006: page 70, 71)
Harpsichord solo album Playing From Bach's Fancy, December 2005 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Rob Haskins, September/October 2006: page 70, 71)
Booklet essay "The tuning" in Peter Watchorn's CD set of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, June 2006 (Reviewed in American Record Guide by Peter Catalano, cover story of the September/October 2006 issue: page 28, 29)
An article "Bach's art of temperament" (spring/summer 2006), with shorter version printed in the August 2006 issue of BBC Music Magazine as "In Good Temper".
Review in Christian Century (October 2, 2007, pp43-45) of Paul Griffiths's book A Concise History of Western Music
Stylistic study and retranscription for harpsichord of Antoine Forqueray's Suite #1 (written 1993-4 as a graduate thesis, revised 1996, and published in Choir & Organ Korea, December 2006, pp70-103)
Authorship and maintenance of the web site http://www.larips.com (2005-present): articles, recordings, features, videos, audio samples, clarifications of published work related to Bach's keyboard tuning
Collection of 100+ other previously unpublished hymns (1984-present): in preparation
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Bradley P Lehman, bpl@umich.edu