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

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

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:

MPRO Meeting 4/14

You are invited to join with the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra at its online meeting and playing session on Wednesday evening, April 14. The session should open at about 7;15 pm and Fred Palmer will start conducting the music at 7:30. We will be playing five new pieces at this meeting. 

We hope that you will be able to join us.

For question about joining the Zoom session contact:

☘️ Meeting 3/17/21 with John Tyson and Miyuki Tsurutani!

Dear SFRS and SRS Members,

Hello, and welcome. Below are the details for our upcoming chapter meeting on Wednesday, March 17. This month we have a very special pair of teachers: John Tyson and Miyuki Tsurutani who will play live with us from their home in Cambridge, MA. Please go to the SFRS webpage linked here and read their biographies: This Month’s Conductor

John and Miyuki will play two lines of the repertoire on recorder and for some pieces on harpsichord – giving us a very unusual opportunity to play in virtual consort with these talented professionals.


Remember, this is for you! Play like no one’s listening (because we aren’t!). Selections 1 and 2 are from Serpent Publications and are notated without barlines. This may be a delightful challenge (and not as difficult as you might think). If you play only soprano, you may read the tenor voice on any piece and get just as much enjoyment from it.

  1. Fowre armes, two neckes, one wreathing – Thomas Weelkes (c. 1576-1623) AAT of SST: 1-pg parts
  2. Amy souffrez – attributed to Pierre Moulu (1484-c.1550))STB: 1-pg parts or 3-pg score (+ STB parts with divisions)
  3. Sinfonia und Gagiarda “Narciso” – Salomon Rossi (1587-1628) – SSATB: two 1-pg scores (print both)
  4. Umlanjana (Small Stream) – Sören Sieg – AT: 3-pg score
  5. Aria – Giovanni Battista Bononcini (1670-c.1750) – AA or AT + harpsichord: 1-pg score
  6. Jenny’s Babee – trad. Irish melody arr. by Clark Kimberling – ATT or AAT: 3-pg score (for St. Paddy’s Day ☘️)

Please note: John and Miyuki will have adjusted their audio levels so they can be heard clearly while you are playing. You may need to adjust the volume on your device according to your preference.

Print all the parts you’d like to play at the meeting. John and Miyuki will not be screen sharing. Attached is all the music for each piece – in score and/or contiguous parts.

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

When: Wednesday, March 17, 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! Please visit the San Francisco chapter website for the link and payment information. 

When you visit our SFRS website, you will find information about our conductors, chapter news, the membership application form, and more. Be sure to refresh your screen so you are not seeing an old page (devices have cache memory and often bring up what’s stored from your previous visit): You’ll be glad to know that the SFRS website is certified with an SSL and is secure.

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 Wednesday 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 miss playing at Sunday services there very much and send our fond regards to the congregation and Pastors Tom McQueen and Lyle Beckman.

Attachments: The Music: Six glorious pieces that have been carefully curated for our meeting.

Thank you!
See you on the 17th.

Greta Haug-Hryciw

SFRS President
ARS Board of Directors


1 – Weelkes – Fowre arms, two necks – AAT or SST.pdf

6 – Kimberling – Jenny’s Babee – AAT or ATT.pdf

4 – Sieg – Umlanjana – AT.pdf

2 – Moulu – Amy souffrez – STB.pdf

5 – Bononcini – Aria .pdf

3 – Rossi – Sinfonia-Narciso – SSATB.pdf

Denver Recorder Society

Hello to our DRS Members and Friends both near and far,

This is a reminder of our upcoming March meeting on Sunday, March 21st from 2:00 – 3:30 Mountain Time, with Annette Bauer. A native of Germany, Annette studied Medieval and Renaissance music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel, Switzerland, specializing on recorder techniques with Conrad Steinmann (2001). She is also certified in the Orff-Schulwerk method. Bauer has appeared as guest artist with leading early music ensembles throughout the U.S.–including appearing in Cirque du Soleil’s Totem. She will lead us in exploring music of Josquin des Pres, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of his death.

Newbies meet from 1:00 – 1:30 Mountain Time. Please email Bill Urban at if you are interested in attending the Newbies session. TheNewbies session is available at no cost. This is a great way to boost your skills and confidence on recorder in general, or perhaps on a recorder new you (i.e. Alto or Bass).

Both Zoom meetings open 30 minutes early so you have time to sign on, settle in, chat a bit and get ready to play. There is an additional opportunity to chat following each session.

The attached flyer provides additional information about the music, as well as payment information if you are not a member of the DRS. For current members and for those who sign up for this meeting or for the remainder of the season per the flyer’s instructions, you will receive links to the music as well as the Zoom sessions prior to the meeting.

Those in the Colorado area will appreciate the fact that even though this is our snowiest month, we will not need to worry about how much snow we need to drive through or how much time to allow in order to arrive on time!! Now that I think about it, there is much of the country that may be grateful for this convenience and warmth!!

Take care, stay well, and let’s make some music together!! 🎶

Sharon Bolles

March Flyer – Annette Bauer.pdf

Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra


Fred Palmer and the Mid-Peninsula Recorder Orchestra invite you to be our guests for a virtual orchestra meeting and practice session on the evening of Wednesday, February 10. Fred will be leading the meeting and conducting us in playing several pieces of music. The Zoom session will open around 7:15 pm and the meeting proper and music will start at 7:30 pm.

The music includes music from a wide range of times: Mesomedes’ “Hymn to the Sun” from abput 150 C.E., DuFay’s “Quel fronte signorille” from the fifteenth century; Schein’s “Suite No. 15” from the early seventeenth century, and Telemann’s “Overture in C major”, eighteenth century.

During music-playing times we will all be muted and playing along with the sound files that Fred will be playing from his computer as he conducts. Members of the orchestra are encouraged to play their assigned parts; guests may play whatever part they choose. (Of course anyone may actually play any part they wish; no one else will hear you so you have a great chance to experiment.)

The Zoom link and passcode for the meeting are copied below. Please try to join us a few minutes before 7:30 if you can to avoid a last-minute rush at the door. Please direct your questions about obtaining music in advance and joining the Zoom session to me:

We hope you can join us online on February 10!

September 2020 Newsletter

Dear Early Music Friends,

Attached you will find a newsletter describing the Sacramento Recorder Society’s plans for the coming season. The board is excited about the conductors we will be able to experience this year! You will also find the membership form for this year. Please fill it out and send it, with a check, to Dori$ Loughner, our treasurer.

We look forward to staying in touch with you and making music together even in these challenging times.

Patty Johnson < pijohnso1 >, SRS newsletter editor

The PDFs of music for each Zoom session will be emailed several days before the meeting so there will be plenty of time to look over the music and print whatever parts you want to play. The link to the Zoom meeting will also be emailed at that time, along with instructions for joining a Zoom meeting.

Several of our members have participated in multiple Zoom sessions this summer sponsored by SFEMS, Amherst Early Music, and Early Music America. We keep coming back for more because it’s educational and fun! In addition to partnering with the San Francisco Recorder Society we are also in the process of developing a partnership with the East Bay Recorder Society in order for us to have access to an even greater variety of professional directors. There will be a wealth of opportunities to learn and play this season for our members! Although, because of the pandemic, there will not be any in-person sessions this season, we’ll have the opportunity to learn from a wider selection of Early Music Professionals than we’ve ever had before since geography is no longer a barrier.

Please be aware that these opportunities are only available to members of the Sacramento Recorder Society. If you have been receiving emails with attached music in past years, but are not a paid-up member, you will not continue to receive these messages. So please download the membership form, fill it out, and send it with a check to Doris at the address on the form.


Mark Schiffer < marschif >, SRS Vice-President

The Sacramento Recorder Society – Newsletter for September 2020.pdf

SRS membership form 2020-21.pdf

East Bay Recorder Society Sept 4

Dear Friends of the East Bay RS,

The first (online) meeting of the East Bay Recorder Society
for the 2020-21 season is coming this Friday, September 4
at 7:30 pm with Hanneke van Proosdij conducting the meeting.

We have a full season of monthly meetings scheduled; these
meetings will be online until social-distancing is no longer
necessary. At this time we expect online meetings for the
next several months.

We are inviting all other recorder players of our area to be
our guests for this first meeting of the season. You will find
the zoom link for this meeting at the bottom of this message.

No Zoom account is required to join us for this meeting and
there is no charge to participants. Of course we invite you
to become members of East Bay RS.

The music pdfs are attached. Contact me for pdfs and zoom link:


August 19 Zoom meeting. Please come!

Hello fellow SRS members,

I’ve forwarded an invitation from Greta, and the San Francisco Recorder Society Chapter, to their August meeting. It will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, August 19, at 7:30 PM. Greta and Daniel Soussan will be presenting a program of great “play along” pieces for us to enjoy.
I would strongly encourage everyone to try to attend this meeting. Because of the pandemic, live meetings with actual live conductors are not possible, and Zoom meetings with virtual conductors have partially filled the void. Of course an on-line Zoom meeting isn’t the same as being in the same room with your fellow members, and playing together under the live direction of a professional director. In a Zoom meeting the participants play from the comfort of their own home studio/office/living room, and follow the directions of an on-line conductor who provides the music for everyone to read. The music is either sent out beforehand as PDFs or displayed on the computer screen, or both. Everyone in the class is muted, i.e. no one else can hear what you are playing, and they cannot hear anyone else except the director, who either plays a music track to play along with, or plays their own instrument on one of the lines of the piece that’s being taught. I’ve attended quite a few Zoom classes over the summer, and once I got past the inertia of joining my first class, it could not have been easier!
Zoom classes are exceptionally unstressful! No one hears you playing, so making mistakes or losing one’s place is not at all an issue. Pieces are always played more than once, so there’s always the opportunity to do better the second time. It is very similar to the old “music minus one” records that came on the market back in the 60s.
To get started, reply to Greta at  and let her know you’ll be attending. She will then send you PDFs of the music as well as a link that will allow you to enter the meeting. If you’ve never attended did a Zoom class before, this is the perfect time to try it out. Greta is asking for a $15 donation to help with the cost of preparing the materials for the meeting (it’s quite an involved job for the on-line director(s)), however, this is optional! Attend for free if you’d like. The important thing is that you attend!
After contacting Greta, then click on this link in order to download the Zoom application to your computer:
If this is your first Zoom meeting, click on this link for a helpful and brief tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting:
If at any point you feel that you could use some help, please contact me at  and I will do my best to get you up and running.
At this point I know that I’ll be attending as well as several other SRS members. Please consider joining us! Try it! You’ll like it!

Dear Recorder Fans,

The San Francisco Recorder Society’s June’s chapter meeting was the second that we held online, via Zoom. We included members of other chapters to participate and had about 45 players from around the Bay Area (and beyond) join us for the evening. It was well-received, and has encouraged us continue with this format. 

July was filled with an astonishing array of online classes offered by SFEMS, EMA, Voices of Music, and other brilliant organizations that could satisfy our thirst to play and learn, so SFRS was on hiatus for the month (as it usually is during the summer workshops). This month, chapter members Daniel Soussan and I will present more great music for you to play “with” the chapter from the comfort of your own studio.

The meeting will be held on Zoom at our previously scheduled date and time: Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30 PM (PDT). The meeting will be approximately 90 minutes long. As we did in June, we are extending this invitation to all Bay Area chapters and ask all chapter leaders to please share this message with your members. Teachers, your students are welcome, too!

September will mark the official start of our new season, and we will be led by Zoom-savvy professional musicians. Check our website for updates: 

We welcome new and returning members! The SFRS 2020/21 membership application is attached. Non-members are asked to contribute a $15 participation fee to compensate the presenters for the many hours of preparation it takes to make these sessions possible. Of course, we’re happy to accept a donation of any amount, and you won’t be excluded if you aren’t able to afford the fee.

The link, along with helpful hints for using Zoom and PDFs of the music, will be sent only to those who ask to join the meeting. We expect to have all of the materials ready by Monday. If you’d like to participate,  please write to me as soon as possible at our new SFRS email address: and you will be added to the meeting roster.

Note: although you can use Zoom through your browser, it will function much more efficiently if you first download the current version of the Zoom app.

If you are new to Zoom, here is link to a helpful (and brief) tutorial on how to join a meeting: Joining a Meeting.
This online option is hardly a substitute for meeting at Christ Church Lutheran to be directed by top professionals and enjoying the generous hospitality of Pastors Tom McQueen and Lyle Beckman. We eagerly await the time we can return to in-person playing.

I sincerely hope this message finds you and your loved ones all in good health and virus free! I’m looking forward to hearing from you, then seeing you on Zoom on Wednesday!

Greta Haug-Hryciw 
SFRS President, ARS Board of Directors

2020-2021 Membership APPLICATION Fill-In.pdf

✨ SFRS June Chapter Meeting Goes Virtual (again)

Hi fellow SRS members,

Whether it’s practicing on your own, or attending online meetings and classes, or actually getting together with friends to play music, I hope everyone has been able to have fun with their music this summer. I’ve attached an email from Greta in which she invites all of us to participate in a free Zoom meeting on Wednesday, June 17th at 7:30 PM, hosted by the San Francisco chapter of ARS. I participated in their first one back in May and it was fun! I’m sure you’ll have a good time participating in this one, so if you’re up for it, connect Greta as per her information below.

– – Mark

Dear Recorder Fans,

Last month, the San Francisco Recorder Society held its first “virtual” chapter meeting. From my own perspective and from responses we received from several who attended the meeting, it went very well, and we want to do it again. During summer months, SFRS is conducted by chapter members, and for our June meeting, Jay Kreuzer has agreed to be my co-conductor. Together we will present music for you to play “with” the chapter from the comfort of your own studio.

The meeting will be held on Zoom at our previously scheduled date and time: Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 PM (PDT).

At the suggestion of an East Bay friend who joined our meeting in May, this invitation is being extended to all Bay Area chapters (chapter leaders, please share this message with your membership). The link, along with helpful hints for using Zoom and PDFs of the music, will be sent to those who ask to join the meeting. We expect to have all of the materials ready by Monday, so please write to me as soon as possible if you’d like to participate and you will be added to the meeting roster.

Note: although you can use Zoom through your browser, it will function much more efficiently if you first download the current version of the Zoom app.

If you are new to Zoom, here is link to a helpful (and brief) tutorial on how to join a meeting: Joining a Meeting

This online option is hardly a substitute for meeting at Christ Church Lutheran to be directed by top professionals and enjoying the generous hospitality of Pastors Tom McQueen and Lyle Beckman. We eagerly await the time we can return to in-person playing.
I sincerely hope this message finds you and your loved ones all in good health and virus free! I’m looking forward to hearing from you, then seeing you on Zoom on Wednesday!

Greta Haug-Hryciw

SFRS President, ARS Board of Directors