Alison Melville’s Online Classes

DOUBLE-DARE – Baroque and Neo-Baroque Duets

Playing duets can be wonderful and there are lots of them for recorder players to enjoy, though for many of us this repertoire isn’t a major focus. Here’s an opportunity for change! In this series of classes we’ll divide our time between Baroque and Neo-Baroque duets to explore questions on musical structure and expression, technique, rhythm, listening skills, when to lead and when to follow, and other ideas to bring the music off the page and enhance your enjoyment of this repertoire.

The music: selections from Bach’s Two-Part Inventions and duets by Telemann, Michael Tippett, Harald Genzmerand Hans-Ulrich Staeps.

Music and accompaniment mp3s of both parts provided, so you’ll ‘appreciate the view’ from each side.

Designed for recorder players at an intermediate level or higher. Mostly for alto recorder, though a couple of the pieces ask for soprano on one part.

Flutists and other treble instrument players are welcome if they wish to explore the repertoire.

Pitch A-440.

Four one-hour classes on Zoom, on November 10, 17, 24 and December 1, 2021.

Classes at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. (Eastern).

Course fee: Cad $45 or US $40

Contact alison and indicate which class time(s) are possible for you.

New Recorder Shop in Portland, OR

Hello recorder friends!

Recently, you may have received a mailing from Katze at Blockfloetenshop.de announcing a partnership with a new recorder shop in the US. That new webshop is http://www.recorderforge.com and is based in Portland, Oregon. My name is Jamison Forge, owner and operator of the Recorder Forge. It is my goal to bring you fast, friendly service, while providing easier access to hard to get brands such as Paetzold by Kunath, FEHR, and many others.

Being located in the US, I am able to provide great service with Katze, but also keep a good stock of sought after instruments close to home. I keep a full compliment of Paetzold basses from tenor to Sub Great bass IN STOCK so I can get the instruments in your hands quickly. I want to bring these new brands and fun instruments to my customers in weeks rather than months, and the full range is available at http://www.recorderforge.com.

Thank you all for supporting the recorder world with your playing, and I greatly look forward to working with you on all of your recorder needs. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have about the new shop, or the services we provide. I am best contacted by e-mail, but will always return or schedule a phone call when needed.

Welcome to the Recorder Forge!!!

*********************************

Jamison Forge- He/Him

Owner/Recorder Guru

Recorder Forge

tel: 503-509-2003

mail: info

url: http://www.recorderforge.com

13203 SE 172nd Ave

Ste 166-770

Portland, OR 97086

Amherst Early Music Online classes in October

Greetings!

There’s something for almost everyone in the Amherst Early Music Online October schedule. I hope to see you in my Zoom window this month!
Tish

AEM ONLINE WEEKEND CLASSES

Join us for AEM ONLINE WEEKEND CLASSES!
October 9, 10, 17
and on October 23 & 24 for the CityRecorder 2021 Workshop!

Register now for AEM ONLINE WEEKEND Classes!
Click this link for full class descriptions: https://www.amherstearlymusic.org/weekend_online_classes

Click here for a printable list of all the OCTOBER class descriptions
For more information about the CityRecorder Workshop (October 23 & 24) click here!
About AEM Online Classes
Registrants will receive an email with a link to a webpage for each class. Visit the webpage for music and class materials, (available in advance!) and at class time for the Zoom link. Miss a class or want to see two at the same time? Class recordings will replace the Zoom links after the class, and be available for seven days. Classes run 90 minutes, with the first 10 minutes for introductions and last-minute tech help.
AEM ONLINE WEEKEND CLASS SCHEDULE
(Class times are Eastern Time)

Saturday, October 9
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Brazilian music from Colonial Brazil to Modern Day with Cléa Galhano, recorder
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ Dulcian Tales with Marilyn Boenau, dulcian

Sunday, October 10
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. ❦ Old Music Meets New Music with Martha Bishop, viol

Sunday, October 17
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. ❦ The Singer’s Toolbox: Language as Style: Early Singing Styles and Performance Today, with Anne Azéma, soprano

Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24 CityRecorder! Workshop
Three class periods a day! With a free discussion with Eric Haas, and a concert with FRQ2. Classes are $25, concert is $10. Click here for more information, and click here to register!

Letitia Berlin
Amherst Early Music Festival
AEM Online Team
tishberlin
510-882-1169

Zoom classes with Tish Berlin in October

Greetings!

I hope you can join me for classes in October. 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 IV

10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific/1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern.
October 12 and 19, 2021
Take both or just one. 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 Medieval and Renaissance music. You’ll play along with me on duos, and with my GarageBand recordings of 13th-, 14th-, 15th-, and 16th-century motets, chansons, tenor lieder, and madrigals.

October 12: 13th- and 14th-century motets from the Montpellier Codex and chansons by Machaut

October 19: 16th-century madrigals and tenor lied by Arcadelt and Isaac

Geared to intermediate players but all who would like to develop stronger rhythmic skills are welcome. The difficulty level of the music is a bit harder each week. Pitch: A=440.

2. Italian Madrigals

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern. Take both or just one. Each individual class is $25.00.

This class will focus on four major madrigal composers of the 1500s, spanning the early decades to the later part of this century that laid the groundwork for the birth of the Baroque.

October 12: Works by Verdelot and Arcadelt

October 19: Works by Monteverdi and Wert

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. Pitch: A=440.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Full Vaccination Required

Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar in Carmel Valley CA. Week 1 starts October 24 and Week 2 starts October 31. Visit https://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-road-scholar-recorder-early-music-workshop-week-1_371.htm to learn more.

HOW TO PAY FOR MY ZOOM CLASSES

Payment: $25 per individual class. Example: if you take one session of the Ensemble Skills class, pay $25. If you take two, pay $50, etc.
Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please send to 806 Washington Ave Albany CA 94706. Please make Canadian checks out in US dollars and have a US bank name and address printed on the check. Electronic payment options: Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a

bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. Use this email address for all electronic payments: tishberlin.
Please register by filling out this form and returning it to me by email at tishberlin.

Please write “October class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name:
2. Email address:

3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date:
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?:
8. Are you planning to play another instrument besides recorder? If so, what?

Letitia Berlin

tishberlin

510-882-1169

Letitia Berlin
tishberlin
510-882-1169

EBRS Workshop

Monday, Oct 11, 2021 • 10 am – 2:30 pm
Hillside Church, 1422 Navellier St. in El Cerrito,
Outdoors in the Upper Parking Lot

Coming soon – a wonderful workshop with Greta Haug-Hryciw and the added pleasure of playing together live in an outdoor setting. Proof of vaccination is required.  Please go to the EBRS website at www.eastbayrecorders.org and click on Special Events for information and to register via PayPal.  Since the slowdown of mail delivery, if you register by mail please email Merlyn Katechis at merlyn@berkeleymusic.com so that you can be added to the music distribution list.

F21GretaWkshp-rev1.pdf

Workshops with John Tyson, Miyuki Tsurutani

Dear ARS Chapters,

We are very happy to announce that Miyuki and I will be continuing our popular online-Zoom chamber music classes this Fall. We hope also to be able to see you in person sometime!

Yours sincerely,

John & Miyuki

617 460 4653

~ RENAISSANCE ENSEMBLE ~
For Advanced amateur and Professional players

Brilliant and Sublime Polyphony. Works of Josquin des Prez, Vincenzo Ruffo, Costanzo Festa and polyrhythmic Dances This class will also provide practical experience in understanding the Renaissance modal system through playing French and English Psalms composed to demonstrate the character of each Mode. Most pieces will be available in both modern and Renaissance facsimile notation – your choice! ~

~ INTERMEDIATE ENSEMBLE ~
For Intermediate level players who are comfortable with most of the notes on their instruments. Advanced players are welcome to join the fun!

Elegant Renaissance Songs and sparkling, polyrhythmic Dances, Spanish Villancicos, Italian Frottole and a few modern surprises.

(See attached PDF for information).

Season of Chamber Music, Fall 2021.pdf

October 2021 Newsletter

We are sad not to be able to meet in person this month, but so happy to be conducted by Glen Shannon, an SRS favorite!  Please note that music will be sent to all recent SRS members, please disregard the previous message.  Do please join, if you haven’t already.  The board would also like to ask that you think about friends who might enjoy SRS.  We’d be happy to have them join us on October 5th, just let us know who they are and what their email address is.  The more the merrier!

Patty Johnson,  SRS newsletter editor

October 2021 newsletter.pdf

SRS memb form 21-22.pdf

Zoom classes with Tish Berlin in October

Greetings!

I hope you can join me for classes in October. 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 IV

10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific/1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Eastern.
October 12 and 19, 2021
Take both or just one. 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 Medieval and Renaissance music. You’ll play along with me on duos, and with my GarageBand recordings of 13th-, 14th-, 15th-, and 16th-century motets, chansons, tenor lieder, and madrigals.

October 12: 13th- and 14th-century motets from the Montpellier Codex and chansons by Machaut

October 19: 16th-century madrigals and tenor lied by Arcadelt and Isaac

Geared to intermediate players but all who would like to develop stronger rhythmic skills are welcome. The difficulty level of the music is a bit harder each week. Pitch: A=440.

2. Italian Madrigals

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Pacific/4:30 – 6:00 pm Eastern. Take both or just one. Each individual class is $25.00.

This class will focus on four major madrigal composers of the 1500s, spanning the early decades to the later part of this century that laid the groundwork for the birth of the Baroque.

October 12: Works by Verdelot and Arcadelt

October 19: Works by Monteverdi and Wert

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. Pitch: A=440.

IN-PERSON WORKSHOP! Full Vaccination Required

Hidden Valley Early Music Road Scholar in Carmel Valley CA. Week 1 starts October 24 and Week 2 starts October 31. Visit https://www.hiddenvalleymusic.org/event-road-scholar-recorder-early-music-workshop-week-1_371.htm to learn more.

HOW TO PAY FOR MY ZOOM CLASSES

Payment: $25 per individual class. Example: if you take one session of the Ensemble Skills class, pay $25. If you take two, pay $50, etc.
Electronic payment is preferred, but if paying by check please send to 806 Washington Ave Albany CA 94706. Please make Canadian checks out in US dollars and have a US bank name and address printed on the check. Electronic payment options: Venmo, Zelle, ApplePay, or PayPal. If using PayPal, please add $2.00 to your payment (per class), unless you have a

bank account linked to your PayPal account and can use the “sending to a friend” option. Use this email address for all electronic payments: tishberlin.
Please register by filling out this form and returning it to me by email at tishberlin.

Please write “October class registration” at the beginning of your subject line.
1. Name:
2. Email address:

3. Mobile phone #:
4. Classes you want to take – please list by title and date:
5. How you intend to pay:
6. Recorder sizes you play:
7. Do you play alto up an octave?:
8. Are you planning to play another instrument besides recorder? If so, what?

Letitia Berlin

tishberlin

510-882-1169

2021-2 Conductors


September 15, 2021 Derek Tam (with the San Francisco chapter)
October 5, 2021 Glen Shannon
November 2, 2021 Arthur Omura
December 7, 2021 Greta Haug-Hryciw
January 4, 2022 Greta Haug-Hryciw
February 1, 2022 Lee Lovallo
March 1, 2022 Hanneke van Proosdij
April 5, 2022 Tracia Barbieri
May 3, 2022 Kate Canan

The San Francisco Chapter of the American Recorder Society is also offering meetings on Zoom until it is advisable to meet in person. Please visit their website at https://arssanfrancisco.org/.

SRS membership reminder

Dear Early Music Enthusiasts,

Our next meeting will be a Sacramento Recorder Society exclusive, since we are on our own in October. We will be conducted by the fabulous Glen Shannon who recently received a Presidential Special Honor Award from the American Recorder Society. Glen will bring his upbeat and enthusiastic spirit to our meetings via Zoom, along with excellent music choices, including his own award-winning compositions. If you have been putting off joining SRS, now’s the time to do it! Music for the October chapter meeting will be sent to this season’s members only. Please send your form and dues to our treasurer, Doris Loughner, by September 28th. I am attaching a membership form for your convenience.

Thanks to all! Patty Johnson, SRS newsletter editor

SRS memb form 21-22.pdf