James Chaudoir: "Music of Latin America" (SATB) (Intermediate) Explore the music of Mexico, and Central and South America while learning the rhythmic intricacies and melodic gestures that make this music unique. Experience exotic dances like the tango and familiar tunes like El condor pasa, though you might know this song by a different name.
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).
David Lee Echelard: The "Grand Master of the Polyphonic Style" Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "MISSA BREVIS" for all voices and any instruments.
We will musically explore the ordinary sections (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Agnus Dei) of the Latin Mass composed by Palestrina 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.
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Charles Fischer: Playing appoggiaturas and cadential trills in baroque music (alto recorders)
Shelley Gruskin: "A survey of ornamental styles" (Advanced)
If you have ever hesitated to take the lead into a cadence or play a wonderful Baroque Sonata because of the dreaded ornament, fear no more. Spanning the late 16th century and into the 18th century Rococo, we will explore all the ornamental possibilities to put you at ease.
Lisette Kielson: "Introduction to Medieval Music: a technique class" (Lower Intermediate) In this class, we will work on technique and ensemble playing skills as we play some 2- and 3-part music for mostly alto and tenor recorders (but sopranos welcome) from the 13 th -15 th centuries.
The medieval collection, Dolce 116 (and possibly other miscellaneous music from Lisette)
Laura Kuhlman: "German songs of Jakob Regnart and Ivo de Vento" (Lower Intermediate) Using the LPM edition, we will play and study these delightful trios of german songs written around 1570. Extremely well crafted gems of polyphonic writing, these tunes will find a place in any consort.
Mona Mann: "Advanced Beginners" Do you need help 'feeling' simple and compound meter? Would you like reinforcement on rhythms, and how to practice effectively? Would you like time to work with F fingerings as well as C fingerings? We will work through small ensemble pieces while helping you feel more secure as you progress on recorder.
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: "Fahrenheit 415!" Turn down the heat and let the pitch slide down into a comfortable, soothing a' = 415! Bring your low pitch instruments to play some wonderful gems from the 17th and 18th century. For all a' = 415 instruments including recorder, violin, viola, viol, baroque flute, baroque oboe, cor anglais, baroque bassoon, etc. Composers will include J.S. Bach, Johann Adolph Hasse, Francesco Barsanti, and Francesco Geminiani.
Phil Neuman: "Singing in the Moonlight": Jazz and more. (Upper Intermediate and Advanced) As Louis Armstrong once said, "The memory of things gone is important to a jazz musician. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight in the back yard on a hot night, or something said long ago." We'll play new arrangements of big band swing, jazz rock, broadway, bossa nova and ragtime, spanning 80 years. Pieces will include Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo," Jobim's "One Note Samba," Glenn Miller's "American Patrol," Richard Roger's "It Might as Well Be Spring," Joe Zawinul's "Mercy Mercy," "The Jazz-Dance Repertoire," "Poor Butterfly," and the brilliant Dixieland-Baroque fusion piece by Israeli composer Naphtali Wagner, "The Pal," and more.
Patrick O'Malley: "Helmut, Kees, und Albert" (Advanced Technique) We will work on alto exercises taken from Helmut Moenkmeyer's "Advanced School of Recorder Playing" and Kees Boeke's "The Complete Articulator." On sopranos we will explore "variations" by Albert Lorenz, from around 1800, including articulation and ornamentation.
Phillip Serna: Battlefield Conditions - Divide and Conquer - Using divisions to
build left and right-hand resiliency on the viol and how to maintain strength and dexterity in both hands through technical exercises and literature from Ortiz to Simpson! Open to (LowerIntermediate to Advanced) Conquer what limits your potential!
Katherine Shuldiner: "The Basics of Sight Reading" (Advanced Beginner- Lower Intermediate) Every wondered how to sight read consort music? Then take this introduction class! We'll use simple or simplified music in a relaxed environment to learn the building blocks of this fun (but sometimes stressful) skill..
Karen Snowberg: "Ensemble technique, articulation, and phrasing" (Intermediate) The class will study music from Samuel Scheidt's instrumental manuscript "Ludi Musici" which was published in Hamburg in 1621. Many of the pieces in this volume have been often recorded and are great fun to play on recorders. Recorders only.
Lisa Terry: Early English Consorts: Taverner to East (Upper Intermediate to Advanced) 5 and 6 part glorious polyphony from Tudor to Jacobean. Taverner, Parsons, Stonings, Ravenscroft and East.
Anne Timberlake: "About Face: Eyes and ears and mouth and nose...." (Intermediate) Not only are these nursery song stalwarts and essential parts of our bodies, they've also serviced as fodder for music by composers from across the centuries. Face up to music about the face!
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.
Todd Wetherwax: "16th and 17th century music Sight-Reading" Basic consort practices (the usual musical things - rhythm, articulation, starts/stops)