Alon Schab composer, musicologist, arranger
Alon Schab wrote his doctoral dissertation (on the compositional technique of Henry Purcell) in Trinity College Dublin.
He is an associate professor at Bar-Ilan University. Being also a composer, an editor and a recorder player, he tries to combine his various interests by supplying reconstructions and arrangements of 17th-century music for early music ensembles.
Among his reconstructions: a sonata by Sampson Estwick, a fragmentry Suite by Henry Purcell, and a hypothesised underground service for Holy Week (London, 1604) combining Dowland's Lachrimae pavans and Giovanni Croce's lamentations and motets. His reconstruction of the fragmentary Sonata BuxWV270 was commissioned and recorded by Arcangelo for their third volume of Buxtehude complete trio sonatas. His most recent project for Phoenix was a chamber version of Bach's French Overture BWV 831.