February 2010 Newsletter
Tudor Tunes: Tallis, Taverner, and Tye
DATE: Sunday, February 21, 2010
TIME: 2:00 p.m.
PLACE: Unity Church of Denver, 3021 S. University Boulevard
CONDUCTORS: Steve Winograd
The House of Tudor ruled England from 1485 to 1603, from the reigns of King Henry VII through Queen Elizabeth I. We'll play glorious music by the great composers of that era, starting with Thomas Tallis, John Taverner, and Christopher Tye, and ending with Tallis' most illustrious student, William Byrd.
Bring recorders, viols, sackbuts, and buzzies. This is vocal music, and you're encouraged to sing along at any time if you wish.
the music for the meeting is available on the Internet:
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Our Leaders for This Meeting
Steve Winograd joined the Denver Chapter in 1977. He plays recorders, pipe and tabor, krumhorn, gemshorn, Baroque flute, and modern flute. He has performed with the Ars Nova Singers, The Renaissance Project, Boulder Bach Festival, Regis University Collegium Musicum, and Maroon Bells Morris Dancers. Steve plays regularly for English Country Dancing and will be in the professional band for the dance with Patricia Peterson on the evening of March 6.
Denver Chapter Recorder Workshop/Event
The Denver Chapter's March activity will be truly unique. Paul Brunson has programmed an all-day event in lieu of the normal third Sunday meeting. This new event will include recorder players (and other instrumentalists as well) learning English country dance music, then playing for (and perhaps dancing with) English country dance aficionados brought in specially for this event. No way would you want to miss this.
You can download thefull announcement and the enrollment form from our website, www.DenverRecorderSociety.org. Print out the announcement, fill in the registration form and mail it and your check to Paul Brunson.
Note that the regular third Sunday session of the Denver Chapter will not be held in March, and the program previously scheduled will be held in May instead.
I'm looking forward to being there and I'm hoping you are too.
Denver Chapter in the National News!
The latest issue of the American Recorder magazine has a nice article (page 21) on our October meeting led by Dick Wood. There is a great photo (taken by Lisa) of Dick surrounded by Chapter members.
Recorder Faire for 2010
the Tattered Cover has agreed to host the Recorder Faire in celebration
of Play the Recorder Month. The Faire will be held on Sunday the
28th from 2:00-5:00.
Recorder Band organizing for the Faire
We will once again open the festivities at the Recorder Faire with the Recorder Band made up of chapter members and any one else -- who plays recorder. Whether you play in an enseble or not, all are invited to play. There will be one rehearsal on Sat March 27 for 2-3 hours. The music will be available at the February meeting for those who would like to practice it ahead of time. Contact Elaine Granata (303) 321-2735, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or if you plan to play.
The legendary Mary Scott, recently retired Denver American Recorder Society Program Chairman, will lead the Newbie session in February. She has selected Elizabethan and Jacobean music-- especially nice because it lends itself well to a variety of recorder voices. You will find Mary, who has played recorder for many years to be a delightful hostess for your session. 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.
Play Music of The Jewish People
Janet Handmaker and Elaine Granata are hostessing an open playing session on February 15th at Janet's home in the tech center. There is room for 5 in her music room, so please RSVP at (303) 221-6066 or email@example.com. The music is challenging and someone at an intermediate playing level would be comfortable.
StopTime Performs at the Merc
Philip Belefski, Gary Gregor, Janet Handmaker, Dick Munz, Ed Pinfeld,
and Susy Wilcox invite you to spend an evening with them at the
Mercury Cafe for our annual StopTime "concert". The date
and time are February 6 from 6 to 8pm. Same faces, but a bunch of
new music: I Got it Bad and That Ain't Good, Tin Roof Blues, Basin
Street Blues, Aunt Hagar's Children Blues, A Good Man is Hard to
Find, St. Louis Blues, and some things that aren't at all "blue".
Members in Good Standing
Jill Adams, Karen Anderson, Shirley Baker, 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.
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.
At our typical playing
session, we play lots of music. For example, we might start out
with Susato and then move on to Holbourne and Palestrina. After
the coffee break, we may work on one of the Schickhardt Sonatas
for three records and continuo.Since we always have a harpsichord
player and a bass gamba player present, the recorder players get
a good baroque workout. I was introduced to Schickhardt years ago
when a lady from New York, nicknamed, the "Goddess," who
came to give seminars in August. She included a class for the more
advanced recorder players that included Schickhardt. This summer
I attended the Viola de Gamba conclave and I met Will Ayton. He
is a current composer. Recently I ordered some of his music published
by a company called Cheap Trills. Charlie Nagle does some great
Renaissance arrangements and he also publishes Will's work. We had
a great day last week playing a lot of music from Cheap Trills.
Our group is getting a lot of experience playing a trevening session,
let me know. Bill Conklin 303-455-0837
Recorders for Sale
Zenon Alto (maple) $100, Zenon Tenor (cherry) $140. Both in very good condition. Contact Paul Brunson, 303-451-4967, firstname.lastname@example.org
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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