Friday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm:
JT-004. Big Bash 1. John Tyson: The Renaissance Dance
Band. Catchy rhythms and flowing melodies. Great ensemble
and rhythm experience—and lots of fun!
Saturday, 8:45 - 11:45 am:
JC-101. Jennifer Carpenter: Ockeghem’s Razor:
Sometimes, the simpler the music the more beautifully expressive
it is. We’ll explore how this Franco-Flemish composer’s
imitative and contrapuntal writing bestows simply divine musical
moments. Intermediate recorders.
MD-101. Mark Davenport: Music of the Spanish Renaissance:
This class will focus on a variety of Spanish Renaissance genres
from the fun and popular Spanish villancicos to the more complex
and challenging sacred works of Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599),
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611) and Alonso Lobo (1555-1617).
New transcriptions of Guerrero and Victoria, set and edited
for recorders by Davenport, will be featured. Intermediate to
JT-101. John Tyson: Free and Easy–Playing by
Ear: A fun, easy class for enjoying our natural musicianship
and discovering how easy it is to explore a multitude of sounds
and expressions available to recorder players of all levels.
Great ear training and liberating musical practice. This class
will include: learning melodies by ear and making our own music
quickly and easily. Everyone will receive a CD/link to recorded
accompaniments for the melodies we learn and accompaniments
for improvising their own music. All levels.
Saturday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm:
JC-102. Jennifer Carpenter: Quixotic Telemann:
Like Cervantes’s Don Quixote, we can let our imaginations
run wild as we play through selected movements of Telemann’s
Burlesque de Quixotte, an orchestral suite that humorously follows
some of Quixote’s and his sidekick Panza’s harrowing
adventures. Upper-intermediate to advanced recorders.
MD-102. Mark Davenport: The Music of William Byrd:
This class will explore music by the brilliant English Renaissance
composer William Byrd (1543–1623). Playing through newly
edited transcriptions by the conductor, participants will explore
some of Byrd’s most famous works, including his beautiful
6-part motet O Lord, make thy servant, Elizabeth. Intermediate.
JT-102. John Tyson: English Madrigals: Understanding
the synthesis of beautiful poetry and music. Works of Pilkington,
Dowland, and others. Intermediate.
Saturday, 6:30 - 8:30 pm:
MD-103. Big Bash 2. Mark Davenport: Monuments of the
Renaissance: Major works by some of the most beloved
Renaissance composers will be played. Viols, sackbuts as well
as full family of recorders welcome.
Sunday, 8:45 - 11:45 am:
JC-201. Jennifer Carpenter: The Englishman Abroad:
Late Renaissance composer Peter Philips’ Catholicism forced
him to flee England, yet he continued to identify as “Inglese”
or “Anglo” in his publications, even after a spurious
accusation of plotting to kill the queen. Come explore some
of Philips’ diverse output that reflects both his English
origins and his many posts abroad. Lower-intermediate-intermediate
MD-201. Mark Davenport: Bach by Popular Demand:
J.S. Bach Fugues and Double Choir Motets: This class will experience
some of the fun and aesthetically satisfying motets and fugues
of J.S. Bach (1685–1750), transcribed and set for recorder
quartet and double choir by both Mark and his father LaNoue.
Designed for the advanced player who is fluent on all SATB recorders
and a strong sight-reader. Advanced.
JT-201. John Tyson: African Music for Recorders.
Music of Sören Seig and Henry Leck, which melds southern
African melodies and rhythms with beautiful chamber music. Great
rhythm practice. Advanced. S-A (at pitch and octave-up)-T-B
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