James Chaudoir:" Arranging for Recorders" (Advanced) Designed to give participants the introductory skills to successfully arrange music for recorder ensemble SATB. The class will focus on transcribing music from both hymn/chorale style, and keyboard style notation. There will be informational handouts, and short writing projects for the class. The end result will be an in-class performance of a completed project.
Mark Davenport: "The Art of the Netherlands: Dufay, Ockeghem and Josquin." (upper intermediate to advanced): Ensemble players in this class will have the opportunity to explore the glorious music by the central figures of the Franco-Flemish School: Guillaume Dufay (ca. 1397-1474); Johannes Ockeghem (ca. 1410-97); and Josquin des Prez (ca. 1450-1521). Participants will be introduced to editions that closely resemble the original manuscripts (individual partbooks in original note values with no bar lines).
Charles Fischer: Playing appoggiaturas and cadential trills in baroque music (alto recorders)
David Lee Echelard: "Jäger Mass "Hunter's Mass" (Missa venatorum) by Orlande de Lassus and The Traditional Latin Mass of the ages
We will musically explore the ordinary sections (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) of the Latin Mass composed by Lassus in the 16th Century. A further understanding of the structure, background and ritual of the Latin Mass will unleash a new kind of musical beauty from the compositions of the Mass from the Renaissance period. Singers of all voices and any instruments are welcome.
Lisette Kielson: "For the love o' the Irish… and Scottish" (Lower Intermediate)
In keeping with Kielson tradition, we'll work on tone, rhythm, and all our favorite (and necessary) technical aspects of recorder playing in the context of really fun music! Open to soprano, alto, and tenor recorder players.
Selections taken from the following:
Irish Airs and Dances [Sweet Pipes SP2346]
and many more Irish and Scottish tunes for 2-3 players
complete list Coming Soon…
Laura Kuhlman: "A Day In The Park: Music from the ARS Library" (Lower Intermediate) We are blessed to have some of the best music written specifically for the recorder at our fingertips and for free…if you are a member of the ARS. In this class we will discover some of the best arrangements set for recorders by composers from all over the world.
Mona Mann: Advanced Beginners: Do you need help 'feeling' simple and compound meter? Would you like reinforcement on rhythms, and how to practice rhythms effectively? Would you like time to work with F fingerings as well as C fingerings? As a General Music Specialist and recorder player, I can help you feel more secure as you progress on recorder. We will play duets that are pleasing to the ear and have fun making music together!
Dale Taylor:"Old Spain in a New World." The musical scene in Spain's New World empire was incredibly rich, bringing the finest in European music of the day to the Americas. Shawm bands played in Santa Fe. The New World's first operas were written in Peru and Mexico. Jannequin and Ureede were performed in missions and cathedrals. And native composers wrote new music which has survived. This class will survey some of the literature, taking the time to work up a few details as we go. Intermediate. Not all music will have parts for soprano, altos may have to read up, and basses are needed.
Gayle Neuman: "Vocal Ensemble featuring the music of Thomas Morley and his contemporaries" We will discuss vocal technique, tone production, phrasing, and intonation. We will sing a fun mix of madrigals, canzonets, ballets, and other forms. As Morley wrote in his "A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke, "..in your music seek to please the ear as much as show cunning..." For all singers.
Phil Neuman: "Music from the Land of the Midnight Sun" Music from countries near and above the Arctic Circle including Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Canada, and Alaska. Music will include early and more recent compositions including familiar tunes from Piae Cantiones, the downright unbelievable "Netherworldly Outdoor Concert," Swedish Baroque music from the Düben Collection, and much more. Composers include Danish composer Melchior Borchgrevinck, John Dowland (who worked in Denmark), Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg, Vincenzo Albrici (who worked in Sweden), and Canadian composers Healey Willan and Charles Vivier.
Patrick O'Malley: : "Bach's Sonata in A Minor" (Advanced) We will work on a lovely sonata for alto recorder and harpsichord. Formerly attributed to J.S. Bach's (BWV 1020), this piece by C.P.E. Bach (H 542.5) was originally composed in the key of G Minor for flute.
We will use the Heinrichshofen Edition N 4111, arr. Christa Sokol.
Laura Osterlund: " Music by Guillaume de Machaut" (intermediate)
A survey of music by Guillaume de Machaut: our class will explore arrangements of Machaut's polyphonic and monophonic music for recorders. We will review the formes fixes and get acquainted with Machaut as both a composer and poet!
Vocalists and ather instruments (at A=440) are welcome to join.
Katherine Shuldiner: Viola da Gamba "Come one, come all to the viola da gamba technique class. No question too big or small. All sizes of viols welcome.
Karen Snowberg: "Hemiolas in the Music from the Court of Emperor Maximillian I (1459-1519) (Intermediate) This class will dig into the complex duple/triple relationships that confound so many people when they first start playing early music. Even at the intermediate level people have difficulty phrasing this music properly. Composers represented will be: Isaac, Josquin, and Senfl. Recorders and capped reeds welcome.
Dale Taylor: "Consort leadership skills and drills" (intermediate, with basses)
Being the leader of your ensemble involves a whole range of responsibilities from being the one to remember the cork grease a member never has to starting, stopping, tuning, making musical decisions and programming. You don't learn these skills overnight, but there are many which are rarely thought about that can make a huge difference in how your ensemble works. This session will concentrate on 4 basic areas: 1) organizing the ensemble and the jobs and responsibilities which will fall on the leader, 2) basic signaling and control issues, 3) basic strategies for improving intonation and 4) an introduction to musical issues including building good programs, keeping them interesting and selecting repertoire. We will work some each session with each member assuming responsibility for leading the ensemble while I coach, so you get hands-on experience to take back to your group.
Todd Wetherwax: "16th and 17th century music Sight-Reading" Basic consort practices (the usual musical things - rhythm, articulation, starts/stops)
Pam Wiese: "Technique" (Beginner Recorder) Depending on the schedule we create on Friday evening, we will work through sections of the Recorder Guide in private or small groups. Students will also have time to go off and practice assigned passages on their own. We may or may not meet as a whole group during this time, depends on class need.