Join us for the Triangle Recorder Society’s
Spring Workshop & National Play-the-Recorder Month!
(Hot licks from cold climes)
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Stewart Carter (Winston-Salem)
Karen Cook (Durham)
Jennifer Streeter (Cary)
Anne Timberlake (Richmond)
with Douglas Young (Durham), Renaissance recorders
& your friendly facilitators
Patricia Petersen & Kathy Schenley
Spend a music-filled Saturday in the country with expert teachers from near & far. We will celebrate the onset of spring with a wide range of class offerings.
This workshop is intended for low intermediate to advanced recorder players.
Voices, strings, early reeds and brass are welcome in several classes, as noted below.
Carolina Friends School , 4809 Friends School Road (off Mt. Sinai Road), Durham, NC.
Maps are available on the Carolina Friends School website
2013 Workshop Flyer and Registration info (PDF)
- 9:00- 9:15 Registration and coffee
- 9:15-10:45 Recorder consort, technique
- 10:45-11:15 Coffee break
- 11:15-12:30 Specialty & repertory classes (see below)
- 12:30-1:45 Lunch (see below; drinks provided)
- 1:45-3:00 Specialty & repertory classes (see below)
- 3:15-4:25 Specialty & repertory classes (see below)
- 4:35 Finale, tutti
*Recorder consorts: for all; we divide you by skill level. Varied consort repertory.
*Fit & Fabulous in Fifteen Minutes Flat!...or at least slightly better at playing the recorder. We'll identify your biggest technical challenge & generate a concrete, personalized 15-min.-a-day plan of attack using researched principles to maximize learning.
*Es Ist Ein Ros: Many contemporary composers have been heavily inspired by Renaissance music. Explore gorgeous 20th-c. music of northern European composers Hugo Distler, Arild Sandvold, Urmas Sisask, Jan Sandstrom, and others! Hi int. & up, recs & voice.
*Renaissance recorder: a one-on-a-part consort for advanced players willing to learn different fingerings, playing a matched set of recorders tuned to A=466. Be sure to give 2nd choice!
*Susato's Danserye: Get your dancing shoes on for an entertaining tour of this composer's unique dance collection! Most likely written & published for the amateur players of the day, these dances are easily accessible & lots of fun. Lo int. & up, all insts.
*The Rooster: Jacob Handl wrote in just about every late 16th c. style there was. Int. & up, recs, viols, voices. Isaac & Senfl, sacred & secular: Ludwig Senfl learned well from the Flemish master, & made the music his own. How many tunes can you play at the same time? Recs only, int. & up.
*Loud band, from Senfl to Susato: Lieder & dances from 16th c. Germany & the Low Countries. For brass & open & capped reeds.
*Great Danes: Danes are the happiest people in Europe, according to recent polling! Is it because of all their terrific music? Find out as we explore 4 centuries of music by composers hailing from, or running to, the Italy of the North. Hi int-adv, recs only.
*SAD: It gets mighty dark in northern Europe. We'll play music of melancholic masters, including Lassus, Handel, Clarke, and Dowland. Seasonal Affective Disorder? Homesickness? We report, you decide.
Hildegard, Walter & Oswald: Int. & up, recs, viols, voices.
*Carmina Chromatico: Lasso’s Prophetiae Sibyllarum, 12 movements of some of the strangest harmonies you’ve ever heard!! Int. & up, recs only (practice your accidentals!!).
*Low blow: Carmina Germanica for big recorders! Enjoy the rich sound of the lower instruments. Tenor & larger recs, int. & up (a few available for loan).
*Hands across the sea: music by expatriate composers working in northern Europe: Dowland, Brade, Simpson, Orologio, Lassus. Recs & viols, hi int.-adv.
*Mattheson a 3: Fine tune your ensemble listening and playing skills as we delve into one of Mattheson's lovely set of eight sonatas written specifically for three alto recorders (not a lot of music out there written specifically for our instrument!). Alto recs only, int. & up. Extra fees may apply $$$:
Special notes: Mattheson a 3: Please prepare a part (any of the 3 parts - they're all fairly equal) from Sonata Op. 1, no. 8 (F Major) ahead of time - if you don't already own it, please purchase the Mattheson 8 sonatas for three recorders, ed. Schott (vol. 2), available at Amazon and many other sites.
Links for "8 Sonatas Op. 1, Volume 2 for 3 Treble Recorders by Schott"
*Bach chorales: Sacred texts, soaring melodies, & gorgeous harmony. Improve your ability to sustain tone & practice your accidentals at the same time. Recs, strings, lo int. & up.
*Liederbuchs! Music for drinking, dancing, & devotion, from two of the most important 15th-c. German sources: Glogauer and Lochamer Liederbuchs. Recs, viols, int & up.
*Schütz, Schein, Scheidt: preceding Bach by a century, these 3 composers paved his way with a wide variety of sacred & secular songs & suites. Int. & up, recs & strings.
*Double the fun! Music for double choir of Lassus, Hassler, & Praetorius. Come ready to make this glorious antiphonal music ring through the halls! Recs & strings, int. & up.
*Cross Relations: Not your relatives at Christmas! In 16th c. Europe, chromaticism slunk into fashion. We'll snake our way from country to country & century, playing as much richly chromatic (& possibly cross-related) music as we can. Hi-int. & up, recs only.
Finale: The big sound!
We’ll celebrate National Play-the-Recorder Month with 2 pieces: Will Ayton’s lovely Porque llorax, and the 3rd mvt (Allegro) of Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto:
Brandenburg Concerto #6 (originally for 2 violas, 2 violas da gamba, cello and continuo)
We will be playing the 3rd movement, III. Allegro - MAKE SURE you print the 3rd movement (the other two movements are also on that page)! We will NOT play the entire movement, just measures 1-45. Please click here to print out your part and practice it before the workshop. We will play this at a moderately leisurely tempo, dotted quarter-note = 80
Notes: Easiest part (lo int - int.)...the basso continuo line, played on C bass, transpose the last note in ms. 45 up an octave. Beware - lots of rests!
Next easiest part (int.)...the tenor 2 line, but watch out - there are still a couple of tricky little licks to practice!
Getting slightly harder (int.)...the tenor 1 line - a few more notes to play than the tenor 1 part...
Now we're talking (hi int.-adv.)...the treble lines and the bass recorder lines - these are challenging! Treble lines are in upper ledger lines a lot and the bass line has an extended solo lick - practice, practice, practice!
Play the Recorder Month commissioned work
Will Ayton's setting of the Sephardic tune “Porque Llorax”
Please print this out and bring it with you to the workshop.
Registration and other information
•Lunch: There is not time to go off campus; please bring your own, or order a catered lunch (sandwich assortment, potato salad, cookie), for $9. We will provide beverages. Lunch orders must be placed by March 11.
•Fees: TRS members $70; others $80. AM only, members $35; others $40. $10 discount on full-time enrollment for applications received by February 20. Box lunch, $9. Fees refundable until March 5. For part time enrollment, financial aid, or student work-study rates, contact Pat Petersen.
•Marketplace/Flea Market: Bring instruments and music that you would like to sell. Faculty CD's may be available!
•Accommodations: We will arrange local hospitality as available, or send info on local motel accommodations.
*Registration: return registration forms to Pat Petersen. Click here.
Apply early, as this workshop fills up! Please give 2nd choices. Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail by March 6 (or whenever we receive your application) unless you request otherwise.
2013 Workshop Flyer/ Registration Form
Determining Your Playing Level
Bach’s 6th Brandenburg Concerto:
Past TRS Workshops:
2012 Workshop flyer
Oh, to be in England!
(or Scotland, or Ireland…)
Saturday, March 31, 2012
2011 Workshop flyer
March Musical Madness!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
July 2011- TRS won an award for our workshop!: Play the Recorder Month: 2nd runner up: Triangle Recorder Society (NC) » The Triangle chapter held their annual workshop on Recorder Day at Carolina Friends School in Durham, NC. There were fifty recorder players as well as other instrumentalists attending the event. The afternoon concluded with Pat Petersen leading the entire workshop in Glen Shannon’s The Harmonious Blockflute. They were awarded a gift certificate from Honeysuckle Music in St. Paul, MN.
2010 Workshop flyer
Ports of Call: the Mediterranean & Beyond
Saturday, April 10, 2010
2009 Workshop flyer
French & Flemish, Medieval to Modern
Saturday, March 21, 2009
2008 Workshop flyer
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Early Music Workshop
Music of Saints & Sinners
Saturday, March 17, 2007
2007 workshop flyer
"Berlin to Barcelona, Munich to Madrid"
Music of Germany and Spain
Saturday, March 18, 2006
2006 workshop flyer