Thanks to everyone who attended and ran the TRS Early Music Workshop 2007 at the Carolina Friends School in Durham. We had over 70 people in attendance and fun was had by all. A very special thanks goes to Kathy Schenley and Carolina Friends School for once again providing us with an inspiring and comfortable venue.
Our esteemed faculty offered a variety of very intriguing subjects in their sessions. This made each of us wish that we could be at least two people for the day and thereby sample twice as many offerings!
Many thanks to EVERYONE who helped with such a successful spring workshop. We are most appreciative of Bev Koester who organized the refreshments and all those who brought goodies! Our hospitality has become legendary! And, thank you to those who traveled from near and far to share their enjoyment in early music. It was one of our largest spring workshops ever, and we had a great time!

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March is National Play-the-Recorder Month!

Join us for the Triangle Recorder Society's
Early Music Workshop
Music of Saints & Sinners
Saturday, March 17, 2007

with the recorder ensemble Farallon from Berkeley:
Letitia Berlin, Frances Blaker,
Vicki Boeckman, & Louise Carslake

special guest from Boston
Lisle Kulbach
and North Carolina faculty
Stewart Carter, Patricia Petersen & Kathy Schenley

Related Links:

*Class Descriptions*

Determining Your Playing Level

Printable Workshop Flyer

Registration Form

Spend a delightful spring Saturday in the country with expert teachers from near and far. We are thrilled to have with us the members of the acclaimed recorder quartet Farallon, as well as Lisle Kulbach from Boston, known for her recorder, viol, violin, keyboard, and vocal skills, and her legendary presentation of Sephardic music with Voice of the Turtle and at workshops across the country. Novices are encouraged to come in the morning; classes for novices are marked with § below, though you are welcome to audit any classes. Singers and viol players are welcome in several classes, as noted below. Join us for the workshop at ...
Carolina Friends School, 4809 Friends School Road (off Mt. Sinai Road), Durham, NC.
Maps are available on the Carolina Friends School website, <>, or by request.


9:00- 9:15 Registration and coffee 12:30-1:30 Lunch (see below; drinks provided)
9:15-10:45 Recorder consort & technique 1:30-2:45 Specialty & repertory classes (see below)
10:45-11:15 Coffee break 3:00-4:15 Specialty & repertory classes (see below)
11:15-12:30 Specialty & repertory classes (see below) 4:25-5:00 Large group playing

9:15 AM:
§Recorder consorts: all levels except absolute beginner; we divide you by skill level.
§Recorder technique: the art of instrument handling, for the self-taught &/or novice player.
Fleet fingers fly faster: exercises to increase your dexterity. Advanced only.
11:15 AM:
§Alleluia!: Saintly and sinful rounds. Recorders only, novice & up.
Italian madrigals of Flemish composers: Beautiful, expressive music. Recs only, intermediate & up.
Theatre, un-Masqued: Dances from the English Masques. Recs. & strings, int. & up (challenging top parts).
DuFay, sacred & secular: Recorders only, hi int. & up.
German Baroque polyphony: a very challenging piece or two by Bach and/or Froberger. Advanced, recorders only.

1:30 PM:
Terpsichorean delights: Renaissance dance music for recs and other winds, strings, percussion; lo intermediate & up.
Villancicos & ensaladas: Spanish miniature masterpieces, sacred & secular. Recs, strings, voices, intermediate & up.
Articulation & Mattheson: untie your tongue with trios by this sainted German composer. Alto recs only, int. & up.
Frescobaldi: poised on the cusp of the Baroque! Canzonas and more. Recs only, int. & up.
Odhecaton play & sing: Texted versions of pieces from Petrucci’s 1501 publication. All insts & singers, hi int. & up.
L’Amoroso ero: Italian madrigals from a 1588 publication on the text of Hero’s lament. Recs only, hi int-advanced.

3:00 PM:
Madrigals, chansons, & more, Oh my!: Seductive and sinful texts. Recs, strings, voices, lo int. & up.
Esther & Haman: the saint and sinner of Purim in the Sephardic tradition. All insts & singers, all levels.
St. Babouin: French chansons with texts from the ridiculous to the sublime. Recs, strings, singers, intermediate & up
Tudor England: chapel, court, and theater. Recs & strings, hi int. & up.
Holy Scheidt!: challenging canzonas from 17th c. Germany. Recs & strings, hi int-advanced.
Popular songs for recorders: arrangements of 20th-century classics. Fun! Advanced recorders and strings.

4:25 PM Large group: farewell session for everyone.

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 $7. We will provide beverages. Lunch orders must be placed by March 15.
Fees: TRS members, $70; others, $80. AM only, members $35; others $40. Special novice rate, $30, AM only (no discounts,). A discount of $10 on full-time enrollment for applications received by Feb 23. Box lunch, $7. Fees refundable til March 9. For part-time enrollment, financial aid, or student work-study rates, call Pat at (919) 683-9672 (or e-mail) before Feb. 20.
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.
Information: Pat Petersen, (919) 683-9672,, or Kathy Schenley, (919) 918-4159,
Emergency phone, day of workshop only: (919) 614-1272 (Kathy's cell), (919) 452-7366 (Pat’s cell).
Registration: return the form below with your check (made out to Triangle Recorder Society) to Pat Petersen, 1702 Vista St., Durham, NC 27701. Two people may apply on the same form, but please use different colors of ink for your class choices!
•Apply early, as this workshop often fills up! and PLEASE give 2nd choices!!! Your registration will be confirmed by e-mail by Mar. 1 (or whenever after that we receive your application) unless you request otherwise.
**Class offerings & faculty are subject to change, depending on enrollment & class choices; your giving us a second choices helps us to give you a variety of teachers!**


***Click here for the registration form.***
$10 discount for registrations received by February 23!!

Related Links:

Class Descriptions

Determining Your Playing Level

printable Workshop Flyer

Thanks to everyone who attended the TRS Early Music Workshop
March 18, 2006

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"Berlin to Barcelona, Munich to Madrid"

Music of Germany and Spain
Saturday, March 18, 2006

For the 2006 workshop flyer, click here.



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