Roberts. A comprehensive approach to the
instrument for experienced players of modern and/or baroque flute who want to
make significant progress during the week.
We will work on sound, technique, articulation and style through a
combination of exercises, ensemble pieces and solo playing. Bring your flute
and your current projects and questions. Please
indicate your flute's pitch(es). If
you are a flutist but do not have a baroque flute, inquire on placement form
about renting or borrowing.
Renaissance recorder consort and
technique: Pat Petersen. For a limited number of hi-intermediate to
advanced players who are willing to learn some new fingerings, an opportunity
to work with a matched consort of high-pitch (A=460) Renaissance recorders.
Intro: Jack Ashworth. Open to all keyboardists, plucked strings, and
bass instrument players. Don't worry if
you can’t read figures! If you can play a few chords, you qualify. If you like
to play music with others in a flexible, creative way, join us. A limited number of melodic instrumentalists
may also sign up with the goal of learning how to better work with a continuo
group. Keyboard players may find Jack
Ashworth’s book Running the Numbers
helpful ($29.95 from www.magnamusic.com).
Loud band for brass & open reeds: Erik
Schmalz. Intermediate and up. Limited space, so please give a 2nd
John Ward: Madrigals,
Fantasies, & In Nomines: Gail Ann Schroeder.
Advanced viol ensemble, limit 5.
GIVE 2ND CHOICE.
Ceremonial, celebratory music: Martha Bishop. Intermediate to upper intermediate. This mixed instrumental ensemble will explore
music for special occasions, such as funerals, weddings, graduation,
coronations, church services, and funerals.
May be only viols if enough players sign up.
Attaignant & the French chanson: Holly
levels starting at advanced beginner. Attaignant
published hundreds of dances and songs written by Parisian composers during the
first half of the 16th century.
We’ll sample pieces from composers such as Mouton, Janequin, Sermisy,
and Attaingnant himself. This class is
open to singers, wind players, and string players. Expect some doubling.
Adding Percussion to Your Ensemble: Valerie
levels of players. How often have you wanted to add drum, tambourine, or
other percussion accompaniments to your ensemble, yet you didn’t know where to
being? This class for wind and string
players will give you a wealth of ideas to augment dances and other music. No prior percussion experience is needed.
All levels of singers and instrumentalists are invited to
join the class. Singers are especially welcome. We will focus on
music by the great poet and composer, Guillaume de Machaut, who lived from
1300-1377 in Rheims, France. Included
will be the Machaut Mass, the first complete mass ever written.
Gurdy Made Easy: John Trexler, beginner
& intermediate. You never need to
spin out of control! The myth that
set-up and maintenance are difficult will be dispelled. We’ll learn solo and ensemble friendly tunes
with a focus on good/ergonomical playing technique. Loaner hurdy-gurdies available.