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Miyo Aoki:  "Celestial Harmonies"  All levels
The early 17th-century mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler ascribed certain musical intervals to each planet and surmised that together they produced a kind of cosmic counterpoint, and composers of all eras have taken inspiration from celestial bodies for their own compositions. We'll play music centered around celestial objects - the sun, the moon, and more - by composers such as Orlando di Lasso and Cristofano Malvezzi. SATB, participants should be able to beat half notes.
2023 A Classes
2023 B Classes
Mark Davenport:  "LaNoue's Greatest Hits"
        Tallis, Byrd and Batten (intermediate): Some of the most gorgeous sacred music was  produced in England during the Renaissance and early Baroque periods. This class will sample works from three generations of English court composers: Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505  1585); William Byrd (ca. 1539/40 1623); and Adrian Batten (ca. 1591 ca. 1637)
David Echelard  ""Rockin Medieval Tunes"  For voices and all instruments.
Come learn some beautiful, catchy, new old tunes, to sing, enjoy, and play. Music is provided of the Troubadours, Trouvères Minstrels and Minnesingers.
Medieval monody, secular and non liturgical songs of the Middle ages for singers, recorders, plucked strings, reeds, horns, vielle, pipes, hurdy gurdy, you name it and drones of any sort.
All and any instruments and singers welcomed.
Lisette Kielson:  "Christmas in May… for the swing of it!"  Lower intermediate to all the way up!)
Why not, right?! Why not play some traditional Christmas carols in the summer, in the style of swing! This whimsical edition of 3-part x-mas canons by Strassenmuik's Uwe Heger offers the possibilities of exploring multiple fun arrangements for various-sized recorders reading treble clef from parts. For those less experienced (or x-mas-carol traditionalists), stick with the tune. For others, try your stocking cap at the grace notes, glissandos, rhythmic flare, occasional chromaticism, reading alto up or playing bass recorder in treble clef. Geared for treble-reading instrumentalists and any carolers who'd like to join in the fun (no text)!
Class Music:
Weihnachtliche Strassenmusik, Uwe Heger (heinrichshofen & noetzel, N4727)
Laura Kuhlman:  "Bagpipes for All"
Calling all bagpipers to the hall! If you have a bagpipe, bring it. If you want to see what all the fuss is about, come to the Friday night bagpipe bash. I will have a couple pipes to try out. We will take a refresher course on how to play and then dive into some rocking fun bagpipe tunes. Some instruction on graces and other bagpipe chirps will be parceled out.
Dale Taylor:         "Techniques for learning new fingerings and clefs."
        If you want to learn a new fingering system (C or F or G or?) or a new clef, such as bass clef in either C or F (or G) fingerings, this class will help you overcome the fears with techniques which make it easier. All levels.
Liza Malamut:  "Renaissance Loud Band"
This class is for Renaissance reeds, brass, and cornetto. We will explore Renaissance polyphony by composers such as Rore, Lassus, Victoria, Vivanco, and more. Players should be able to read bass clef and treble clef, including octave treble clef. We will read from modern notation on A440 instruments. Shawms should be prepared to read at pitch (meaning if your instrument sounds up one step, please be prepared to make this adjustment as parts will not be transposed down a step). Players should have intermediate facility on their instrument.
Mona Mann:  "Advanced Beginner Consort"
The Advanced Beginner group will provide a supportive environment for participants to focus on basics such as rhythms, time signatures, key signatures, and fingerings for C and F recorders.  We will explore pleasing duets and trios of dances, working to improve our music reading and recorder playing skills at a manageable pace.  We will also discuss techniques and strategies for practicing effectively.
John Mark Rozendaal:  "Holbornathon"
The dance music from Anthony Holborn's 1599 publication of Pavans Gallards, Almains, etc. never fails to satisfy and delight.
We will sample as much of the book as we can play in one evening, working from Ben Maloney's beautiful 2019 edition (available on IMSLP).
Tune to A440.
Patrick O'Malley:  "Henry Purcell" (Intermediate)
Venture into 17th-century England, discovering some of the most sing-able tunes of all time. For SATB recorders. We'll use "The Purcell Collection, Volume II," published by Dolce DOL 121.
Mona Mann:  "Keetman's greatest hits!" (Lower Intermediate)  Are you curious about elemental music for recorder? Come explore the little-known works of Gunild Keetman for recorder ensemble. This is some of the most beautiful, modal music of the Orff-Schulwerk, and most people haven't heard of it. Spend an evening working through some of Keetman's greatest hits!
Todd Wetherwax:  Musica Chromatica (Marenzio, Gesualdo, Monteverdi and some English too)
Pamela Wiese:   "Beginner Recorder"  We will meet as a group, play through the first few lessons in the "Recorder Guide" and set up schedules for the A sessions on Saturday and Sunday.