Since its founding in 1979 Music’s Re-creation has performed to high acclaim in both Europe and America, including appearances at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music in London, York Early Music Festival (U.K.), Kilkenny Festival (Ireland), the Music in Old Krakow Festival (Poland), Carmel Bach Festival, and the Berkeley Festivals. They have made eight CD recordings for the Centaur and Meridian labels that feature music by C.P.E. Bach, Jenkins, Marais, Telemann, Lawes, Clérambault, and Rameau. Well known for their performances of trios, quartets, and chamber cantatas from the Baroque Era, the group has also expanded in size to perform such large-scale works as Monteverdi’s Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, famous operatic arias by Handel, and concerti by J.S. Bach. Over the years Music’s Re-creation has collaborated in concert with a long list of distinguished guest artists which includes Jaap Schröder, Stanley Ritchie, Andrew Parrott, Nicholas McGegan, Nancy Argenta, James Bowman, Judith Nelson, Derek Lee Ragin, Jennifer Lane, and Julianne Baird. Music’s Re-creation has held artistic residencies with the University of Washington in Seattle and the Renaissance and Baroque Society of Pittsburgh. Members are Louise Carslake, baroque flute, Carla Moore, baroque violin, John Dornenburg, viola da gamba, and Lorna Peters, harpsichord. For more information, contact John Dornenburg.










“These are highly polished and enjoyable performances by Music’s Re-creation. Warmly recommended.”

Gramophone Magazine

“These are indeed fine performances, executed to the highest level of technical skill and excellently balanced…The recording, too, has exceptional immediacy. This is a highly accomplished achievement that makes a significant addition to the William Lawes discography.”
Goldberg Magazine

“The most notable aspect of Music’s Re-creation is their command of the special rhetorical language of baroque music. The short, highly articulated phrase structures, with the commensurate dynamic swells and releases, are not mere stylistic mannerisms but an essential part of this language. After hearing a considerable amount of 18th-century music this season that has completely lacked these qualities, the pleasure that Music’s Re-creation gave this listener was all the greater.”
The Seattle Weekly

“10 Best CD’s of The Year. The group called Music’s Re-creation is delectable. The quality of this Meridian recording is startlingly good: everything in balance, not a bar without character.”
HI FI Choice

“The performances are stylish…extremely well played.”
Early Music Magazine