Did Bach Really Mean That? (+free Goldbergs)


NEW Grounds for Pleasure


Dark Harpsichord Music

Essential Scarlatti


Henry Purcell

J S Bach

J S Bach - Goldberg Variations

Johann Mattheson

Peter Philips


William Croft

A Quest for Excellence in the World of Early Keyboard Music

Extended Special offer:

For a limited period, everyone buying a copy of Did Bach Really Mean That? will receive a complimentary CD of Bach's Goldberg Variations. Colin Booth's recording of the Goldberg Variations brings vividly to life many of the insights from the pages of the book, and has recieved widespread critical acclaim, including comments like these, from three leading harpsichordists:

"The first recording or performance of the Goldbergs I've ever enjoyed! Cross my heart... You make the music alive and kicking, but without resorting to extremes. Fascinating articulation and ornaments with which I almost always agree; apt tempi; lovely sound as a bonus." Colin Tilney

"Wow! What a truly wonderful surprise. I am completely bowled over by your very individual interpretation... The sound is just right and shows the instrument in the very best light..." Richard Lester

"I'm listening to your CD: It's awesome, many congrats! Very nice sound.. ps. love the subtle inégalité." David Wright

Latest News

Brand New Disc - "Grounds for Pleasure"

Recently recorded on a newly-restored 17th Century harpsichord, Soundboard Records is proud to announce the launch of "Grounds for Pleasure", SBCD214.

Featuring English Music from Byrd to Purcell, this sublime collection of music really comes to life on this magnificent instrument played by the expert hands of Colin Booth, who also carried out the restoration.

The disc was recorded in February 2014 in Somerset by Jonathan Lane ( with Steven Devine producing. The illustration and design are by Emma Jane Semmens (