Dear Early Music friends,
Enjoy! See you on March 7th for our chapter meeting with Greta! Patty
Join us for the next meeting on February 7 with Judy Linsenberg.
Dear SRS members and friends, Looking forward to our December meeting with Jerry Schwartz! Be sure to check out the newsletter and the Winter Party flyer. Jerry’s notes suffered from some strange email issue (technology, it’s a curse and a blessing!) so they are below.
It’s that time of year again for the December ‘crunch’ of music. I have spent the last week in Yosemite (yeah, retirement) and I’m relaxed, refreshed and ready to recorder. (Wait…can I use recorder as a verb? – why not!)
On tap for this month is something (I hope) for everyone. We will start with Next, Winter Comes Slowly for a quick and easy warm up, followed up by Will Ayton’s T’was the Moon of Wintertime. Thomas Tallis will be next with his Gloria Patri. Will’s Rune for Autumn’s Wind follows. Next will be Greensleeves, arranged by Stan Davis. Followed by Orlando Gibbons’ Magnificat. We’ll round out the first half with a real oldie, Once, In Royal David’s City.
Second half we get serious for a while with some more challenging tunes. First is a Fugue on The Holly and the Ivy (our soupe nite theme) by Michael Talbot. Woodland Whimsy by Gary Betts, from the ARS magazine pull-out, is next. Our Christmas section comes along with a different version of Ding Dong Merrily. Arranged by Marg Hall, a Brit, Ding Dong is taken from a set of 4 carols called “Christmas with a Swing!” We’ll hear this together for the first time. Final scheduled tune is the Carol of the Bells.
If we have time, I will have my Christmas Carols book for requests and we’ll end with a rousing rendition of Joyce Johnson-Hamilton’s We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
I hope to see you all for this fun and frantic evening of music for the season.
P.S. There is a ton of music and we may or may-not make it through all of it…. So, choose your parts to print wisely.