Program notes

Master of Music Degree Recital, Michael Thomas Asmus, harpsichord. Click here to download.

Spring 2016 concert with the Stony Brook University ad hoc Orchestra, Janani Sridhar, soprano, Michael Thomas Asmus, conductor: Der Rosenkavalier Suite and Four Orchestral Lieder by Richard Strauss and the North American Premier of Symphony No. 1 in G by Hubert Parry. Click here to download.

Fall 2013 concert with Le Grande Bande & Chorus: Haydn Symphony No. 87 and Overture from Arimda, and Handel's Water Music. Click here to download.

Spring 2013 Concert with Le Grande Bande & Chorus: Handel's Coronation Anthem The King Shall Rejoice. These notes are a condensed version of the paper below. Click here to download.


Les Leçons de Ténèbres: Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Holy Week in the France of Louis XIV. Click here to download.

Self-Borrowing and Text Painting in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: a Selective Analysis of the Cantata “Jachzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage.” Click here to download.

George Frideric Händel: Italian Opera in London, the Hanover Connection, and the 1727 Coronation of England’s King George II. Click here to download.

The Organ Examinations of J. S. Bach and Their Influences on the Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564. Click here to download.