2018-19 Workshop season!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Examining the work of different generations of composers from the same family can often give us a special glimpse into important stylistic shifts or fashions. Among the musical dynasties in the 16th and 17th centuries are several who wrote music specifically for viols (or for strings in general) and whose music is wonderful to play. This workshop will investigate the music of several pairs of family members such as the Venetian uncle and nephew, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, and two dynasties whose members worked in both Italy and England, father and son, Ferrabosco I and II, and cousins Giovanni and Jerome Bassano.
Saturday, November 10, 2018:
Music for Elizabethan homes and chapels, including pieces by Thomas Tallis and Robert Parsons. Apt for viols and voices, if anyone cares to sing.
Saturday, February 9, 2019 POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
We will include this workshop in our 2019-20 season.
ALL YE THAT JOY IN WAILING: Michael East, Thomas Morley and the anglicization of the Italian madrigal.
Explore vocal and instrumental works along with their Italian models for contrast and comparison. Works by Morley, East, Mico, Monteverdi, Nanino, Giovannelli, Marenzio and others.Repertoire to include:
Gastoldi, Ove tra l’herb’ e i fiori // Morley, Hard by a crystal fountain
Nanino, Morir non puo // East, All ye that joy in wailing
Giovannelli, Morirò di dolor // Morley, For very grief I die
Monteverdi, La trà’l sangue // Mico, Fantasia “Latral”
Marenzio, O merry world (Italian Madrigals Englished)
Saturday, March 30, 2019:
I LOVE LUCETTE: Music of Renaissance France
A morning of delightful polyphonic chansons from the French secular theater, and an afternoon of French consort music by Le Jeune, D’Estrée, Moderne and du Carroy. All levels welcome.
Saturday, June 1, 2019:
Overthinking the bow
Overuse of comfortable bowing habits can mean that we narrow our options for more varied musical expression. Being more aware about how we choose to use the bow will likely enhance the musical experience for everyone. In this workshop, we’ll investigate the range of choices available to us.