June 2021 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here’s the latest. We do have one final meeting with the San Francisco Recorder Society on June 16th at 7:30 pm conducted by James Chaudoir. Plan to arrive a little early so as to iron out any internet glitches before the meeting starts. Looking forward to next season and some summer music making!

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

June 2021 newsletter.pdf

Port Townsend 2021 Summer Workshop

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Port Townsend

Early Music Workshop

held remotely this year in the comfort of your own home!

July 6 – August 1, 2021

As more and more people get vaccinated, and the weather warms up, there is a fierce desire to get off screen and back to in-person music making. Believe us, we are right there with you, but we must maintain caution and take baby steps while emerging out of the pandemic—especially with any kind of large gathering of players of wind instruments. Our choice to offer a virtual workshop is and was the only prudent one we could make at this time. We are profoundly grateful for the technology and continue to be in awe of everyone’s adaptability and the power of remote teaching and learning. The willingness and creativity from faculty to offer unique topics has been overwhelmingly positive. They all love teaching and there is truly something for everyone.

We can boast four mini-workshops, which will provide greater immersion on the same topic over several consecutive days, and eight single one-off classes. Mini workshops will be with Eric Mentzel from the Medieval Women’s Choir who will illuminate the many facets of medieval song; recorder virtuosi Eva Legene and Astrid Andersson will help us unravel and adapt Telemann’s own ornamentation from the methodical sonatas to his duets; the inimitable Mary Springfels will gently coax us to jump headfirst into the importance of rhetoric in the Baroque; and Anna Mansbridge will infectiously encourage us to kick up our feet and dance! Single class instructors will include Saskia Coolen from Holland, Frances Blaker and Tish Berlin from California, Phil and Gayle Newman from Oregon, Cléa Galhano zooming in from Brazil (!) and our own rising stars Caroline Nicolas and Isabella Pagel from Seattle. We are especially excited for Isabella to offer two fascinating classes for kids with indigenous music from around the world! July is still a long way off, but we are eager to embark on this collaboration and hope to see you there!

As always, Vicki will be available to help with questions about class content, and Jo will be available to help with logistics and practical questions.

Feel free to email us!

Vicki and Jo



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May 2021 Newsletter

Dear Early Music friends,

Here you go!  Mark has already sent the music and link for our next meeting. A tribute to Michael Praetorius is a great idea!  And here’s the newsletter, with some other great early music suggestions and some information about next season. Looking forward to seeing you on the 19th,

Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

May 2021 newsletter.pdf

🌷 SFRS Chapter Meeting with Malachai Bandy! Wednesday, May 19

Dear SFRS and SRS members,

Hello, again, and welcome! Below are the details for our upcoming chapter meeting on Wednesday, May 19. Our conductor for this meeting will be Malachai Komanoff Bandy, whom some of you may know from the 2019 SFEMS Summer Recorder Workshop, where he taught and lectured, wowing the students with his deep knowledge of number symbolism as well as his musical skills. We are delighted to have this brilliant musician and teacher lead our chapters for the final (official) meeting of our season. And what a season it has been! We miss playing in person, of course, but what great opportunities we’ve had to be taught by these amazing professionals right in our own homes.

Our May conductor with a few of the many instruments he plays:
viol, recorder, krumhorn, and bagpipe

A native of Los Angeles, MALACHAI KOMANOFF BANDY , has amassed a professional performance record on some twenty instruments spanning over 800 years of music history. He graduated cum laude with Distinction in Research and Creative Work from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music with double bass and music history degrees. In recent years, Malachai has performed as a violist da gamba, violonist, and renaissance double-reed player with various ensembles in the U.S. and Europe, including The Orpheon Consort, Ars Lyrica Houston, Voices of Music, Queens Baroque, Tesserae, and Ciaramella. He is also a featured soloist in Bear McCreary’s scores to the films 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, playing yayli tanbur), Welcome Home (2018, playing viol), the Emmy-winning title theme for the STARZ television series DaVinci’s Demons (2013, playing viol), and the video game God of War (2018, playing nyckelharpa). After completing a Wagoner Fellowship-funded course of viola da gamba and organological study with José Vázquez in Austria, Spain, and Switzerland, Malachai received a Presser Graduate Award (2016) to create the first comprehensive aural catalog of the Orpheon Foundation’s fifty historical violas da gamba (Duino, Italy). He is currently a PhD candidate and Oakley Fellow in Historical Musicology at the USC Thornton School of Music, in 2020 and 2021 taught courses as Visiting Lecturer at both Pomona College and Scripps College, and was the 2019 recipient of both the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music’s Irene Alm Memorial Prize and the AMS Pacific Southwest Chapter’s Ingolf Dahl Award in Musicology. Malachai’s scholarly interests include topics pertaining to occult philosophy, number symbolism, and Rosicrucianism in the North-German Baroque, as well as viola da gamba technique, repertoire, instrument design, and iconography.


Malachai has compiled an all Michael Praetorius program for next week, marking the 400th-anniversary of his death. (Praetorius lived from 1571 to 1621 and, incredibly, died on his 50th birthday.) And besides, says Malachai, “he’s, like, the absolute greatest polyphonist ever”. He further says, “For whatever reason, polychoral logistics aside during COVID, it seems that Josquin is still getting a lot more attention (for his 500th) than Praetorius. So, let’s change that–and after the year we’ve all had, some texts about regeneration and redemption never hurt, not to mention the opportunity to play 8-voice polyphony ‘together’ again. I can’t wait!”

NB: Parts are labeled by voice type, not recorder size, but have noted which instruments are recommended for each line below.

  1. Es ist ein’ Ros’ entsprungen (SATB) 1-page SCORE)
  2. In Natali Domini (SSAB or A8A8TB) 2-page SCORE
  3. In dulci jubilo (single-line chorale in original notation) – all sizes of recorder, 1 page
    In dulci jubilo à 8 (SA8TB and SA8TB) 3-page, 2-voice PARTS
  4. Angelus ad pastores ait (SA8(or S)TB and SA8TB) 2-page PARTS
  5. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Veni redemptor) – single-line chorale in original notation – all sizes of recorder, 1 page
    Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland à 8 (SA8TB and SA8TB) 2-page PARTS
  6. A selection from Terpsichore (SATB) scores *

The usual details of when and where for Wednesday’s meeting:

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM

Where: In the comfort of your own living room, den, garden shed, office, house boat, kitchen, garage, camper van, or studio.

Zoom link and Passcode:


Meeting ID: 815 8604 5544

Passcode: 577846SFRS

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Note: Please sign in a few minutes early. The meeting will be open at 7:15.

A voluntary participation fee of $15 for guests (non-SFRS or SRS members) will help to pay our professional conductors, and gratefully accept contributions of any amount, but this is not obligatory. To contribute, send any amount via PayPal by clicking on the link below. Payment can also be made through Venmo – sent to @Greta-Haug-Hryciw.


Our Very Special Thanks to all who continue to support our chapter, for your membership and participation, and for your love and enthusiasm for the recorder.

Please check in on our website from time to time, where you will find information about our conductors, other chapter news, archival flyers and concert programs, photos, and more. The new “In Memoriam” page has a nice tribute to our late member and friend Jay Kreuzer. The SFRS website is certified with an SSL for your browsing security.

Attachments: The Music: Six pieces, carefully curated by Malachai to fit perfectly on recorders. Download before printing for the best result. Selections 4 and 5 have two files each: one for each choir (4 parts per file).

Very Special Thanks to all who continue to support our chapter, for your membership and participation, and for your love and enthusiasm for the recorder.

We are eager to see you next week online, but we really can’t wait to see you in person again, and meet at our San Francisco home, Christ Church Lutheran on 20th Ave at Quintara. We will resume playing at Sunday services in September and send our fond regards to the congregation and Pastors Tom McQueen and Lyle Beckman.

Thanks everyone. Hope to see you on the 19th!

Greta Haug-Hryciw

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SFRS President
ARS Board of Directors


1 – Praetorius – Es ist ein Ros -SCORE.pdf

4a – Praetorius – Angelus – CHOIR 1 – all parts.pdf

2 – Praetorius – In natali Domini SCORE.pdf

4b – Praetorius – Angelus – CHOIR 2 – all parts.pdf

5a – Praetorius – Nun Komm – CHOIR 1 – all parts.pdf

5b – Praetorius – Nun Komm – CHOIR 2 – all parts.pdf

3 – Praetorius – In dulci jubilo – all parts.pdf

6 – BONUS – Praetorius – Terpsichore – SCORE.pdf

May 9 Boulder/Denver Chapter Meeting w/ Lisette Kielson

From the Denver chapter: 

As I mentioned during our April Denver Recorder Society meeting, Trudy Wayne, of the Boulder Chapter of the American Recorder Society is offering us the opportunity to join Boulder’s May 9th meeting, featuring Lisette Kielson!!

This meeting is free of charge for our membership, and those who have experienced Lisette’s talent, energy and enthusiasm know what a treat we are in for! I hope you can join us for this unexpected extension of our musical season.

Our thanks go out to the American Recorder Society for providing the grant that made this possible, to Trudy and the Boulder Chapter for inviting us to join, and to Woody Colahan for providing the connectivity and hosting the Zoom session for both chapters. As a thanks to the American Recorder Society, we encourage those who are not members to join the ARS. If you are not a member or have not been a member recently, the cost is only $25 for a year! Check them out at https://americanrecorder.org/join_or_renew_now.php.

Following is the information about this session and about Lisette Kielson. More specific information about the Zoom connection, times and music will follow soon.

Thanks everyone, and stay well,

Sharon Bolles
Denver Recorder Society,
A Chapter of the American Recorder Society

The Dance of the Musette: Duos by Chèdeville and CorretteLisette Kielson leads the joint Boulder and Denver Recorder Societies in a virtual playing session of duets by Chèdeville and Corrette. These 18th century dances for the popular musette (or equal instruments) provide a wonderful point of departure for work on articulation and technique as well as musical style and expression. You’ll have the opportunity to play the same part with Lisette, the alternate duet line, or both (as there will be time to switch parts)! Geared toward intermediate and above SAT recorders and treble instruments. Pitch: A=440

Based in Central Illinois Lisette Kielson performs as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player throughout the Midwest. Past President of the ARS and former Director of Bradley University’s Collegium Musicum, Lisette teaches on the faculty of the Whitewater Early Music Festival, serves as Music Director of the ARS Chicago Chapter, and leads workshops and masterclasses throughout the country (via her new best friend, Zoom)! Lisette holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in flute performance from Indiana University and a post-master’s Diploma in recorder performance from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague. She has recorded with Centaur Records as well as with her own label. Read more at LisetteKielson.com.

Mountain Collegium

Dear Friend of Mountain Collegium,

We are pleased to announce 2021 Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop. This summer’s offerings are outstanding and we hope you will join us for our virtual workshop Tuesday, June 29 through Saturday, July 3. Multiple class options each day, along with the John Trexler Folk Lecture and the Faculty Concert, make for a week full of fun music-making! Classes will be presented online through Zoom.

This year we will offer a special program for emerging recorder players. This is perfect for folks who picked up the recorder over the past year or two, or for those who have taken a break from playing and need to dust off some cobwebs. These classes are full of great technique and playing tips that benefit recorder players on ALL levels, so others can also select these classes. Anne Timberlake, Gwyn Roberts, Jody Miller, and Phil Hollar all team up to help nudge you to the next level!

Keyboard players should also check out Barb Weiss’s Harpsichord Lab, which will cover dynamics, articulation, figure reading, and more!

And, as always, renowned viol, recorder, brass, and folk teachers who have put together a great mix of class topics!

You can find ALL the fine faculty by clicking HERE.

Check out our website for the class offerings and special package discounts for the Weeklong Pass, Emerging Recorder program, and Harpsichord Lab. Visit us at www.mountaincollegium.org.

We hope you join us this summer!

Jody Miller, Director
Mountain Collegium Early Music & Folk Music Workshop

Jody Miller

1029 Hedge Lane NE
Marietta, GA 30066 USA


MC Course Offerings 2021.pdf

May Day Waltz Party-Dance-Play Along

North Bay Country Dance Society presents a

May Day Saturday Evening Waltz Party-Dance-Play Along with Shira Kammen & Jim Oakden

Monday, May 1, 2021 7-8 pm PT ONLINE Dance & Concert – A Triple Event

  • It’s a Dance! Shira & Jim will play lots of dance music, mixing in coupledances and danceable surprises.
  • It’s a Concert! Songs and Tunes from East to West, with appropriatecommentary.
  • It’s a Play-Along! The program and “dots” (written music) will be availablebeforehand. Musicians are encouraged to download and play along.

    Everyone is welcome!
    Please invite/forward this email your friends you miss dancing with.

Saturday Evening May Day Party with Shira Kammen & Jim Oakden

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82700342285?pwd=bWJURE91Z1J6R0ZrekhXSUJiWlp0UT09 Meeting ID: 827 0034 2285
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Coming up:
5/8 Genticorum
5/15 Elsie Gawler & Ethan Tischler 5/22 Box and String Trio
5/29 Peregrine Road

April 2021 Meeting

Until it’s safe to play music in person, we continue to collaborate with the San Francisco chapter of the American Recorder Society, holding chapter meetings online.

Our next meeting is Wednesday, April 21 at 7:30 PM Pacific time. We are thrilled to have Peter Maund as our guest director. For more information about Peter and accessing the meeting and music, please see the SFRS website:


April 2021 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Here it is! Please note that the SRS Board will be meeting this Thursday. I am hearing from various sources that some early musicians are enjoying the access to more conductors via Zoom. Please let us know if you might be interested in having a chapter meeting or two continue to be by Zoom as the rest of our meetings start up again in person.

See you on the 21st! Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

April 2021 newsletter.pdf

San Francisco Recorder Society Workshop April 25

Colorful rivers of music by Gilles Binchois, Guillaume de Machaut, Magister Egidius, Francesco Landini, Henry Purcell, Johann Schop, and Benjamin Thorn… all flowing under the direction of Rotem Gilbert and Hanneke van Proosdij

Sunday, April 25, 20219:00 am to 12:30 pm Pacific Time
(10:00 Mountain, 11:00 Central, 12:00 Eastern).

Online, via Zoom. Check-in begins 15 minutes before.

$40 for the whole workshop, $25 for half day (9:00 to 10:45 or 11:00 to 12:30)

Click HERE for the registration form and further information.