Program for Friday, March 3, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: February 27, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd N.E., Seattle.
The University of Washington Libraries Singers has been a cherished tradition for over 35 years in Seattle and draws from talented Libraries staff who love to sing. Recently the singers performed with other staff and invited musicians who played recorders and viols. This wonderful group is the result of that collaboration.

We bring you a delightful concert with music inspired by the writings of William Shakespeare (1564-1616): incidental music, love songs (of which many have been written!), and madrigals. Program selections include music performed in or inspired by plays such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, and The Tempest composed by Dowland, Morley, Arne, and others. We hope you enjoy it!

From the Music Director  -  Vicki Boeckman:
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University of Washington Libraries Singers
and Early Music Ensemble
Your annual opportunity to perform for the SRS is just two months away.  Members Night is on May 6 this year. Get your act together and sign up.   Any member is welcome to perform for up to five minutes (including talk).
Members Night:
Opening Program (Nancy Gorbman):
Greetings, Everyone,

Is it me or did this month literally just whiz right past? I am certainly ready for spring, and I think we are all ready for some stability here, weather or otherwise. One thing we can count on is a plethora of activities and concerts to nourish and sate our recorder-playing cravings. Don't forget to scroll all the way down to the bottom of this newsletter to get to the ever-growing calendar of events. Even if you don't have time to take it all in now, you can star the message and return to it later.

It is hard to believe that we only have two more playing sessions in our season—March 3rd and April 7th. April 7th will be led by Matthias Maute, so that is truly an evening not to be missed! (Nor is the concert or the master class the very next day!)

For our playing session on March 3rd, I'd like to start with two 5- part madrigals by the Danish composer Mogens Pedersøn: “Ecco La Primavera” heralding the spring and “Son vivo e non so Vivo” about the conflicts of living a life without love. Both come from the collection called Madrigale a cinque voci from 1611, published after Pedersøn completed his studies in Venice with Giovanni Gabrieli. We will then move on to play one of my favorite pieces by Lassus, “Laudate Pueri Dominum,” which is a stunning 7- part piece written at the height of Lassus' mastery. No connection to spring other than that it is uplifting and beautiful. Then I'd like to end the evening with movements from Telemann's delightful Water Music suite in C major. Looking back at my notes I see that we played it in 2009, so I think it can stand to be revisited. Everyone is familiar with Handel’s Water Music suites, and Telemann’s work by the same name is equally rewarding. Handel and Telemann had a mutual admiration for each other, and Telemann never missed an opportunity to travel to an event that would reunite them.

All sizes of recorders—soprano down to contra—needed, the more low basses the better, and of course viols are always welcome. If anyone needs music ahead of time, please let me know what part you are interested in and I will send a pdf as soon as I can. See you soon, everyone!
Meeting Dates
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Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Pedersøn, Lassus, and Telemann
All sizes of recorders and viols are welcome. Low bass recorders are needed!
Back Room Gang:
Miyo Aoki
Music will be provided
March is "Play the Recorder Month"

Play the Recorder Month Celebrations:

Date/Time: Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 3 pm to 4 pm

Where: Third Place Commons at Lake Forest Park Town Center

Contact: Nancy Gorbman 206-852-4762 or

Event Description: Join us for a lively concert of various recorder ensembles—including music of the Renaissance, Baroque, and 20-21st centuries. A “Play-In” of a new composition entitled “Waltz,” composed by James Beaudoir, will begin the program (for intermediate level recorder players and up). Fun for all ages. Free drawing for plastic recorders at concert’s end!

Instrumentation: Recorders, harpsichord, percussion, and guitar.
General News:
Seattle Recorder Soirée — Ongoing

First Tuesdays —Every Month
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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8310 Greenwood Ave N,
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 436-2960,
FREE !!! Donations and purchases appreciated.

Contact: Chris Corfman at or (206) 227-5619