Our next meeting will be March 15, 2014 (Play the Recorder Month), from 10 AM until noon in the large meeting room at Cathedral Village.
Visitors are welcome.
Information for March 15, 2014:
Music Director Rainer Beckmann sends the following greeting:
Dear fellow recorder players,
Upon general request, we will play the pieces from the playlist of our snowed-out February meeting at our upcoming meeting on March 15. For more information on the pieces, please see my February greetings and playlist below.
Saturday, March 15 is also designated this year's "Recorder Day." We will celebrate this day with individuals and chapters around the world by playing the "Arrival" movement of A Day in the Park by LaNoue Davenport at the end of our session. You will find the printed music in the Winter issue of American Recorder magazine in the center spread, pages 23-25. Extra copies will be available at the meeting.
The American Recorder Society is 75 in 2014! To celebrate this special birthday in style, I would like to kindly ask each one of you to bring three candles (with holders for placement on a table) to the meeting. And please make sure you have a little extra time after the meeting!
Thank you all so very much for your continuing support and enthusiasm!
With warm regards,
Dear Friends and Members of the Philadelphia Recorder Society,
After two months without using any of our three beloved music books, I thought the time was ripe for a playlist made up in its entirety with music from them. The simple theme of the meeting was inspired by the first piece on the playlist that was known in France as the "Pavanne de l'Angleterre." All the music is simply English by provenance.
For more information on the three music books regularly used at our monthly meetings please visit the Music Books page. Two of the books can currently also be purchased at the meetings (The Consort Collection Vol. II and Quartets for Recorders).
I hope to see many of you very soon.
Prince Edward's Pavan, Anon. (ca. 1550): The Consort Collection Vol. I, no. 18, p. 20. A part of the top line written out for soprano recorder will be available at the meeting.
Rubum Quem, Christopher Tye (1505-1572: The Consort Collection Vol. II, no. 12, pp. 22-23.
The Silver Swan, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): The Consort Collection Vol. II, no. 15, p. 28.
In Nomine, Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): The Consort Collection Vol. I, no. 30, pp. 32-33. A part for soprano players interested in playing the cantus firmus/"A" line will be available at the meeting.
A Toy, Anon. (ca. 1600): The Consort Collection Vol. II, no. 16, p. 29.
Sweet was the Song, Anon. (ca. 1580), The Consort Collection Vol. II, no. 17, pp. 30-31.
Sellenger's Round, William Byrd (1543-1626): Quartets for Recorders: Instrumental Music of the Renaissance, pp. 22-23. Theme and Variation 1 only! Our tempo is going to be brisker than the one indicated in the score: Dotted quarter note = 84.
"Arrival" movement of A Day in the Park by LaNoue Davenport - ARS "Play the Recorder Month" piece
An email with links to printable music sheets is sent to PRS members. Newcomers and friends will find printed copies at the meeting.
Philadelphia Recorder Society member John Gangwisch performed impromptu at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire (Manheim PA) on September 28, 2013. A Renaissance ensemble based in Berwyn, missing its fourth player, welcomed John on alto recorder for two pieces that needed him. Pictured with his daughter Jeannot, John writes, "Maybe the fact that I was in proper attire helped."
The Spring 2013 issue of American Recorder, the American Recorder Society magazine, highlights three PRS-related activities in it's 'Chapters & Consorts' section: a) The Fall 2012 PRS Workshop, b) The initial Piffaro Collegium Musicum semester, and c) The Suburban Station performances that raised money for Philabundance. The page is reproduced through a link on the right.
PRS's Molly Garrett, Dody Magaziner, and John Gangwisch played three-part Christmas Carols at the Suburban Train Station in Philadelphia five times in December from 3:00 to 5:30 PM during the evening rush hour. Molly with her husband Whit on guitar also played two additional days. They raised over $300 for Philabundance, a local food bank. Along with raising money, they had many enjoyable interactions with passers-by. A 51-second video clip is on YouTube:
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