2020-21 Workshop season!
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Welcome to our first online workshop featuring
10:00-11:30 am PDT
This workshop will be offered to everyone at no charge, but you need to preregister.
Duets in the tradition of Georg Rhau’s Bicinia
Luther’s passion for the psalms and his conviction that music was the perfect vehicle for spiritual engagement and growth in school children created a market for a huge repertoire of duets to be published in Germany as the Reformation took hold. Georg Rhau’s collection of Bicinia was reprinted many times through the 16th century and spawned copycat publications throughout Europe. This workshop will present a tasting menu of duets in this tradition. Some of these pieces have been transposed down so that everything can be played on tenors and basses. Treble viol players will be able to play the upper lines. There will also be opportunities to play from facsimiles of some of the untransposed pieces and to practice playing form clefs that you need work on.
In light of the COVID-19 situation, we are in the process of designing our remaining season. We anticipate offering a number of additional online workshops. Check back for more information.