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April Meeting: Bountiful Brade: Rambunctious Renaissance Dances

DATE: Sunday, April 17, 2011
TIME: 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 South University Blvd., Denver
CONDUCTOR: Nancy Ekberg

Nancy has become a regular presenter at our Sunday meetings because she brings so much entertaining music! Here are some of the dances we will be playing:
Nine Masque Dances (5 part) by William Brade (numbers 1,4, 5; maybe more if time)
Pavan, Galliard, and Corranto (5 part) by Brade from the Chester Recorder series
Sinfonia II by Cristoforo Malvezzi (6 part)-- by London Pro Musica
Medival Dance (for fun) called "Winter wie ist nu dein Kraft" by Neithart von Ruene (13th c.)

Our Leader for This Meeting

A faculty member of the Music Department at Colorado College, Nancy currently performs, teaches and arranges music for recorder and related instruments and directs the Colorado College Collegium Musicum Instrumental Ensemble. Most recently she and Deborah Teske have joined the Collegium college ensemble with the college Chamber Chorus to perform several collaborative concerts spanning music of seven centuries and five octaves. Nancy has been involved in numerous musical productions throughout Colorado, has been a faculty member of recorder workshops, and has studied recorder with Eva Legêne, Frances Blaker, and the Flanders Recorder Quartet.

Time To Vote!

Our April Playfest is also a General Meeting. Business to be conducted at that meeting will consist of the election of Officers for next season. Your nominating committee (Elaine Granata, Lisa McInnis, Dick Munz) has proposed the following slate of officers:
President: Dick Munz
Vice President: Bill Conklin
Secretary: Jon Casbon
Treasurer: Rosemary Glista
Program Director: Jann Benson
Newsletter Editor: Bruce Nelson
Web Mistress: Jennifer Myers
New Member Scout: Janet Handmaker
Cookie Fairy: Victoria Taylor
Librarian: Susan Osborn

Additional nominations from the floor will be welcome before the vote.
Dick Munz

Members in Good Standing

Louise Adler, Karen Anderson, Shirley Baker, Phil Belefski, Erin Bell, Jann Benson, Rebecca Beshore, Roberta Blanc, Paul Brunson, Steve Caminer, Jon Casbon, Bill Conklin, Virginia Cortes, Lynda Coy, Charles Dana, Keith Emerson, Mike & Cathy Emptage, Barbara Fahey, Nancy Fey, Judy Fritz, Rosemary Glista, Elaine Granata, Barbara Grenoble, Pam Grotegut, Janet Handmaker, Patrick Heid, Diana Hinton, Chris Hollingsworth, Eve Johnson, John M. LeVett, Nira Lipner, Bob McCarroll, Peggy McCreary, Lisa McInnis, Pat Midyet, Judy Miller, Paul Mimlitsch, Sheryl Mosbarger, Dick Munz, Jennifer Myers, Bruce Nelson, Ruth Neubauer, Gail Nickless, Susan Osborn, Margaret A. Peterson, Ed Pinfield, Connie Primus, Karl Reque, Justine Romero, Miriam Rosenblum, Virginia T. Schlieker, Carla Sciaki, Mary Scott, Pat Selby, Mary Sloan, Victoria Taylor, Rosi Terada, Gerrie Vendegna, Trudy Wayne, Joe Wilcox, Susan Wilcox, Dick Wood, Madeline Zanetti. If your name does not appear on this list following the month you mail your check, please contact Dick Munz.

Virginia Schlieker to Lead Spring Potpourri for Newbies

Newbies, at your April meeting you will play spring songs, one Easter selection and some interesting two-part pieces. Virginia Schlieker, long-time member of the Denver chapter, not only plays recorder but also keyboard. Her warm personality will make you feel comfortable and welcome, even if this is your first time. The Newbie session gives newer players an opportunity to play small ensemble music in a safe setting. If you know some fingerings and can read a little music, this session is for you. The Newbies meeting is free of charge and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome.
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Time: 12:45 ‘til 1:45 pm
Place: Unity Church, 3021 S. University, Denver,
2nd floor. Enter South door.
Hostess: Virginia Schlieker
Music: Spring Potpourri

Rocky IX Update

Plans are coming together well for another great Rocky Recorder Workshop, May 20 - 22. The venue is set (YMCA of The Rockies, Longs Peak Lodge); the faculty is set (Glen Shannon, Mark Davenport, Anne Peterson, Dale Taylor), fourteen group playing opportunities are programmed, and what we need now is you. We need your enrollment so we know how many cookies to order and our faculty knows how many copies of music they need. We have twenty enrollees already, and now we need the rest. Your check is welcome with your enrollment, but not necessary until May 1. But we need your enrollment now for planning purposes. No money down, 0% interest.

If you do not have your email copy of the brochure, or you do not have an enrollment form, please contact Dick Munz ( denverrecorder@gmail.com ) and ask him to send it to you.

Incidentally, there's a great write-up about Rocky IX in the March issue of the American Recorder magazine, thanks to Gail Nickless. Check it out.

Annual Spring Recorder Salon in Colorado Springs

Saturday, April 2, 1:30-4:00 p.m. First Congregational Church, 22 East St. Vrain St:
Players and listeners from all over Colorado are invited. Ensembles include: Caramillo Consort, Alpine Aire, Goldberg Variations, Bass Instincts, Pacato Consort, Four Winds, and a variety of solos, duets, and trios. Refreshments and socializing offered after the music.

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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June 3: The Pacato Consort will entertain for the Lee Padgett 80th Birthday Party; the group is "opening" for the Flying W Wranglers. A variety of folk, country, and traditional music will be offered. Pacato members include: Faye Padgett, LouAnn Johnson, Jeannine Bramwell, Louise Adler, Electa Benson, Jane Truijillo, Chong Rushing, and Max Guinn.
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July and August: Three Summer Concerts presented by the Caramillo Consort at local Senior Living Centers.
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Three Fifths of the Wayward Clefs (no, not the Dark Side), composed of Jennifer, Paul and Lisa participated in the recent Recorder Faire at the Tattered Cover. We played a variety of Renaissance tunes and finished our program with the ever so lovely "Scarborough Fair". We wanted to do "In a Gadda da Vida" but couldn't get out recorders to play loud enough... Maybe next year.
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Fipple Jive continues to help members build neural paths that allow playing from memory and improvising on known tunes. With the new beginner's session, there are now three sessions. Intermediate players meet on Saturdays in Lakewood, and advanced players meet on Tuesday nights in Thornton. If you are interested in joining the beginner's session, contact Philip Belefski at 303-641-5070 for time and place, and for the other two sessions, contact Dick Munz at 303-286-7909.
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StopTime presented its third annual concert at The Merc on the 19th of March and we were pleased to see a room full of friends and relatives encouraging us. Marilyn Megenity (the owner) has asked why we don't play more often (it was a big night for her), but we're just not sure how much jazzy recorder our friends can take in a year. We can take it. After 150 rehearsals, we still look forward to Saturdays making music with our friends. Recorders rock.
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March Newbies: First, there were 2 (Lisa & Eve), then there was three (Pat with red hair). Along came Cheryl, making it four and then came another Pat (male) which made it five...perfect for playing rounds! We got a late start and only played through 6 rounds. But we played them up and we played them down and all around several times.
Sumer Is Icumen In (earliest English round on record, 13th century)
Give us Peace (Giovanni Palestrina 1525-1594)
Shalom, Chaverin (Traditional Jewish melody)
Praise to the Lord, Our God (unknown)
Twelve o'clock in the Square (Teri C. Balmar contemporary)
Pachelbel's Canon (Johann Pachelbel 1652-1706)
We had plenty more to play but ran out of time. I promised a repeat performance. Next time I host, even more rounds! -- Lisa McInnis- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hi Everyone: Marylebone Garden Players continue our project to sightread the music of three centuries. We are currently working on 3,4,5,6 part music, multi instrument sonatas of the baroque, trio sonatas, and double choirs. The Saturday group is packed and currently does not have any openings. We do have space in the Monday morning group.

I have been looking for players in the community orchestras and chamber music groups. We recently acquired a violist who learned to play recorders, both f and c fingering in a couple of months. In the 15 years that I have played the viola da gamba, I have seen very few people interested in the instrument. It appears that it would be a natural for string players, but unfortunately, it is not.

I don't think that most modern musicians have considered the value of the recorder. The wonderful thing about the recorder is that it is cheap, easy to obtain, and easy to play. It also works like the violin family instruments. Musicians can play recorders in the same manner that they play violin family instruments. Since most recorders are tuned in 440, recorder players don't have to deal with individuals who insist that 415 is more historically correct than 440. Also, modern musicians already feel comfortable in 440.

Modern wind players can transition easily to recorder. Modern string players can simply transfer to a baroque bow and play with a group. Actually violin family instruments are quite valid in most of the early music because the violin was invented in the 16th century.

If there is anyone who wishes to play gamba, he or she can take lessons from Karl and rent a gamba from me.

So, if you know anyone who plays a modern string, or any one who plays a modern wind instrument who wants to learn about this music, please refer them to me. I personally think we can grow the early music interest by expanding the mindset of individuals who already play modern instruments.

Bill 303-455-0837
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Recorders For Sale

My cousin passed away last year and as the executor of her estate I have sold a dozen instruments already. The 4 recorders shown here are the last in her estate to sale. I would like to finalize the estate with their sale. These are great instruments for seasoned players, beginners, childrens choirs or bands, music teachers. My cousin had a masters in music so the instruments were well taken care of.

Wood Recorder - Moeck Flauto leggero (think maple) $25
Plastic Recorders -
Aulos soprano 303A-E white $5
Gill A180 alto white/black $15
Aulos alto 509B-E white/black $20

Buy all for $50! or make offer. Thank you.
Please call me at 303-263-9522 if you are interested. Live in Aurora, work east of downtown Denver M-F.

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.

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