I hope you can join me for Zoom classes in August. To register, please scroll to the bottom of this message to find the registration form and information on how to pay.
You may enroll for as many or as few classes as you wish.
1. Magnifying Glass on Ensemble Skills III
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific/1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern.
August 17-31, 2021
Take them all or as many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00. Participation in previous Magnifying Glass on Ensemble Skills classes is not a prerequisite for enrolling in this class.
This class will focus on rhythm skills, especially those in Renaissance music. You’ll play along with me on duos, and with my GarageBand recordings of 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century dance music, chansons, tenor lieder, madrigals, and more.
August 17: dance music from the early 17th century and songs from early 16th century Germany. Dances from Praetorius’ Terpsichore and works by Senfl.
August 24: early 16th-century Italian madrigal by Verdelot and late 16th-century bicinium by Morley.
August 31: 15th-century rhythms in the music of Dufay and Landini.
For intermediate to upper intermediate recorder players.
2. Est-ce Mars? Scheidt and Staeps
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern. Take them all or as many as you like. Each individual class is $25.00.
The French song “Est-ce Mars?” was set by many composers. This class will focus on two wildly different compositions – an early 17th-century five-part canzona by Samuel Scheidt and the mid 20th-century Partita in C for four recorders by Hans Ulrich Staeps.
August 17: Introduction to both the Scheidt and the Staeps. Plan to play through both as much as time allows.
August 24: more in-depth work on parts of both pieces.
August 31: continuation of in-depth work and play-through of both pieces
For upper intermediate to advanced instrumentalists. Play-along recordings will be on recorders at 4-foot pitch, an octave higher than viol and dulcian consort so those instruments may want to play lower parts.
Music: iI you don’t have your own copy of the Staeps Partita in C (Moeck EM 309) please order from the Von Huene shop at vonhuene.com or Honeysuckle Music at honeysucklemusic.com, both of which have placed orders for the music. This music is still under copyright so you must own your own copy. The direct link to the Von Huene shop is
If you can’t locate a copy by August 10th let me know.
The Scheidt (Canzon Super Cantionem Gallicam – Est-ce Mars) is available in a good LPM edition. It comes in a larger set of canzonas and dances, but may also be available as a single piece. I’ll be using the LPM edition for my recording and I encourage you to purchase your own copy if you don’t own it. If that is not possible the LPM edition can be purchased for download at
TO ORDER A DIGITAL COPY OF THE SCHEIDT CANZONA:
#3. The Tibia Duo Practice Challenge #24 is coming in late August. Look for the invitation at http://tibiaduo.com/performances-and-teaching/ .
Proof of Full Vaccination Required
#4. Tish and Frances will be teaching at the Seattle Fall Fipple Flute Forum with Vicki Boeckman and Miyo Aoki September 18-19, with a concert on Friday September 17 in Seattle, and September 16 in Portland Oregon. Visit https://www.recorderworkshop.org for more information.
#5. Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar will be held in person this year! Week 1 is full but Week 2 still has room .Visit https://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-road-scholar-recorder-early-music-workshop-week-2_372.htm for more information and the registration link.
For registration and payment information please download this PDF:
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