April 2010 Newsletter

Double Choirs: “Is that an echo I hear?”

 

DATE: Sunday, April 18, 2010
TIME: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 S. University Boulevard
CONDUCTOR: Rosi Terada

Come and experience the fun and challenges of playing 2 and 3 choir music. You can pretend you are in Venice, and have the pleasure of making music together. Please bring all sizes of instruments. It would be fun to do La Bergamasca with a choir of crumhorns, like the recorder orchestra did. Gambas and sackbuts are also welcome.

Music List
1. “Chiar’ Angioletta by Giovanni Gabrieli
2. “L’Angelina” by Agostino Soderino
3. Canzon “La Negrona” by Pietro Lappi
4. “Cantate Domino” by G.D. Rognoni Taeggio
5. Sinfonia “La Bergamasca” by Lodovico Grossi da Viadana
6. “Canzona XIII” by Giovanni Gabrieli—in 3 choirs

Our Leader for This Meeting

Rose Marie Terada is an active music educator and performer, in early and contemporary music. She teaches recorder, piano, and harpsichord privately, and teaches recorder classes for Boulder Senior Services. Rose Marie performs on recorder and harpsichord with La Belle Musique, Trio de Quattre, Tutti Musicali, Fipple Folk, and Now and Then. She is the director of the Colorado Recorder Orchestra that celebrates its fifth birthday this year. She has studied Basso Continuo Harpsichord at the Eastman School of Music with Arthur Haas. She has 26 years experience as a music educator in the public schools. She holds a BME degree from Oklahoma State University, an MME degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder and Orff-Schulwerk Certification from the University of Denver. A long-time member of the American Recorder Society, Rose Marie, a founding member, has been an active member and officer for the Boulder Chapter of the American Recorder Society and is a board member of American Recorder Teachers Association.

President's Message

This is to update you on the status of the music library and on the possible participation of our Chapter in a fund raising activity to support the library. According to Mark, the library work needed to properly preserve and log all the donated music is backed up several years. Our donation is only one of several even larger donations. Mark is thinking the total collection may well be the largest collection of recorder music in the world.
In order to make some of this music accessible in the interim, Mark has acquired space for a temporary library to house music until such time as it can be more formally inducted. Temporarily logging and filing music could use more funding to expedite, and we discussed the possibility of a fund-raiser involving performances by Regis and Denver Chapter people plus a sale of excess copies of donated music. Such a fund-raiser would be several months off because Mark has not yet identified the music for which he has excess copies.
Dick Munz

Spring Salon in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs ARS Chapter is are having their spring Salon on Saturday, April 10 at 1:30 at the Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church. Part of the program are performances by various groups in the area that play together and the other part is "everyone sight reads from nifty music scores." A very special invitation to our Denver area friends. Bring your great basses and sackbuts. Refreshments (including wine) will be served.
To get there: Stay on I-25, south past the Nevada exit to Circle Avenue (Lake Avenue) exit, go towards the mountains for maybe a mile or two, turn right at 4th Street, go about two blocks to the church, which is on the left.
Please come.
Dick Wood, Secretary, C.S. chapter of the ARS

Bach Singing Workshop In Boulder

The Renaissance Project is presenting a workshop on Bach's great cantata, "Gottes Zeit," also known as "Actus Tragicus." The workshop is open to all Boulder area singers.
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m.: Chorus-only rehearsal
Saturday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. Full Rehearsal with Baroque instrumentalists
Saturday, April 10, 11:45 a.m. Performance
At First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street in Boulder. Chorus member donation $15, $5 for audience members. Please register in advance by sending your name, voice part, and email address to director@RenaissanceProjectBoulder.org. If you forget to register you may still show up for the first rehearsal. The Renaissance Project chorus will be practicing the choruses for the cantata on Sunday nights at the end of our regular rehearsals. If you register I will let you know more specifics about place and time.

Gamba PlayDay Announced

The last PlayDay of spring for the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the VdGSA will be held on Saturday 10 April at our usual location - St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Baseline, Boulder. Coached play begins at 9:15, followed at noon by a potluck or bring your own lunch and fun play afterward. Our coach will be Tamara Meredith, baroque flute and baroque viola/violin, who has performed nationally as an early music specialist. We hope you will join us for a lively session with her. Please reply directly to Ruth Harvey about your intention to come and also which insrument(s) you intend to bring.ruth.harvey@comcast.net All early winds are welcome.

Recorder Newbies

Bruce Nelson, longtime ARS member and newsletter editor will host the Newbie session in April. Bruce, a player of many sizes of recorder, will demonstrate his great bass recorder for those of you who have not seen nor heard one. He will then lead music from a collection titled “Renaissance Debut.” The arrangements in this book lend themselves to a great many possible orchestrations, from solo to six parts and are both lovely and easy to play. Don’t miss this special get-together.
Sunday, April 18, 2010, 12:45 to 1:45 pm,
Second floor , Unity church, 3021 S. University Blvd, Denver. Enter South door.
Do you know of anyone who would want to attend? Please spread the word. There is no charge for the session. For more information, contact Dick Munz at dickmunz@gmail.com or 303-286-7909. Drop-ins welcome.

Members in Good Standing

Jill Adams, Louise Adler, Karen Anderson, Shirley Baker, Jo Anne Barnes, Phil Belefski, Erin Bell, Jann Benson, Rebecca Beshore, Roberta Blanc, David Brock, Paul Brunson, Kitty Comstock, Bill Conklin, Virginia Cortes, Lynda Coy, Charles Dana, Keith Emerson, Mike Emptage, Barbara Fahey, Nancy Fey, Judy Fritz, Rose Mary Glista, Elaine Granata, Janet Handmaker, Patrick Heid, Chris Hollingsworth, Deborah Horner, Phil Klos, John LeVett, Joyce Lowery, Bob McCarroll, Peggy McCreary, Lisa McInnis, Judy Miller, Paul Mimlitsch, Dick Munz, Jennifer Myers, Bruce Nelson, Ruth Neubauer, Gail Nickless, Susan Osborn, Bob Pease, Margaret Peterson, Ed Pinfield, Connie Primus, Sally Pyle, Karl Reque, Justine Romero, Miriam Rosenblum, Virginia Schlieker, Mary Scott, Mary Sloan, Pat Selby, Victoria Taylor, Rosi Terada, Gerrie Vendegna, Trudy Wayne, Susan Wilcox, Ann Williams, Madeline Zanetti, Mayianne Zwahlen. If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact Dick Munz.

Group Corner

News of the activities and postings from area musical groups having recorder players. Check the chapter website for a listing of all groups that we know of, including contact information.
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Marylebone Garden Players continues to play each week. We have also started sessions in trio sonatas and duo sonatas for those who want to study that repertoire. If you have always wanted to play more recorder music but don't have the opportunity, give me a call, we have room for more players. If you are new to town and you are reading this announcement, don't be bashful. In order to enjoy playing early music, you need to play with a group that has fluent ability at sight-reading and access to a large music library. We have both. If you are a little nervous about your sight-reading ability, you will be pleasantly surprised if you jump in and shadow more experienced players. So, if you haven't joined our group yet, what are you waiting for? Give me a call. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837
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March was a heavy month for StopTime, which was a good thing given that March was ARS Play-the-Recorder Month. Two grade schools, Belleview Elementary and Columbine Elementary were on our schedule with a total of 900 eager faces between the two. We also did two-hour programs at Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch and Barnes and Noble Denver Pavilions.
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Thin Air: An Eclectic Ensemble -- an open, informal group of folks who are intent upon keeping up their musical skills as well as having fun. Our fun band welcomes anyone that wants to play any instrument. Now meeting Saturdays, 9 a.m. (Priestley rm.) at the Jefferson Unitarian Church, located in Golden at 32nd and McIntyre. 14350 W. 32nd Avenue. Erika Sueker (720-849-3708)
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Fipple Jive has two sessions per week, one at 7:00pm on Tuesday evenings, and one at 11:30am on Saturday mornings. The Tuesday evening sessions are held in Thornton and the Saturday morning sessions are held in Lakewood. These are drop-in sessions and anyone is welcome. We focus on developing the skills that are needed to play without resort to printed music and to improvise on tunes we know. At the moment and for the foreseeable future we will be working on arpeggiating commonly used chords in a twelve-bar blues format. For more information, contact Dick Munz at dickmunz@gmail.com or 303-286-7909.
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The Newbie Group gives newer players an opportunity to play small ensemble music in a safe setting. Session is free of charge and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome. .Newbies generally know some fingerings and have at least minimal skill at reading music. All voices of recorder are welcome. A chapter member volunteer will direct the playing session. Attendees will then have the option of observing or playing in our monthly meeting, which follows at 2:00 – 4:30 at the same location. For more information, contact Dick Munz at dickmunz@gmail.com or 303-286-7909. See the announcement in this newsletter for details of the April Newbie meeting.
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Recorders For Sale

Zenon Alto (maple) $100, Zenon Tenor (cherry) $140. Both in very good condition. Contact Paul Brunson, 303-451-4967, pbruns1@comcast.net

Get a Gamba!

Interested in learning more about the Viola da Gamba? A limited number of student quality viols are available for rental at a reasonable monthly rate. Please call Bill Conklin at 303-455-0837 for more information.

TIME TO RENEW!

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