Program for Friday, November 2, 2018
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: October 23, 2018
Anna Mansbridge with Seattle Early Dance
Opening Program Notes—Anna Mansbridge
Laura Faber, leading
Music will be provided
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you who were not able to attend the late September weekend workshop, there is also a write up by Betty Swift that makes for delightful reading.
Speaking of delightful, the opening program for our November session will be Anna Mansbridge and Olivia Spenser presenting Baroque dances from Italy and France in full costume. Anna has charmed SRS members on many an occasion and we are thrilled to have her back. For the playing session afterward, I thought it would be fitting to play some of the same music presented in the opening program, so we will play the lovely Air pour les Nymphes de Flore by Jean-Baptiste Lully and a lively Folia by Andrea Falconieri both arranged by Charles Coldwell. Then for the tour de force, we will play Lully’s Le Ballet des Muses Suite no. 1 arranged by director emeritus Peter Seibert.
The Muses is a marvelous work which was extremely popular in its day, running over two and a half months between December 1666 and February 1667. It underwent six stages of development right up to the final days of performances. I am looking forward to sharing it with you and working on French Baroque interpretation.
All sizes of recorders from soprano to contra bass will be needed, and viol or other string players are always welcome. Please let me know if you need any parts ahead of time. See you soon!
My goodness what a glorious autumn we have had! I hope you had some time to marvel at the splendor of the colors and the clarity of the night sky. This has been a particularly vibrant and beautiful time of year in our fair city. The concert calendar is also vibrant and abundant with concerts around the city of specific interest to recorder lovers, so please do take a few moments to open the newsletter and read about them all. For those of
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All sizes of recorders (Soprano to Contrabass),
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Visiting recorder and other early musicians (both new players and experienced) are welcomed. A $5.00 donation is suggested. .
Seattle Early Dance Director Anna Mansbridge, and company member Olivia Spenser, are delighted to share some dances with you from early eighteenth century England, France and Italy. We will open the program with three entrancing dances choreographed by the famous Gaetano Grossatesta, Maestro di ballo in Venezia. The only samples of dance notations discovered so far in Italy, these three dances were performed at the wedding of a noble couple in Venice in 1726. A beautifully bound copy of the notation was given as a wedding gift. Next, a stately minuet choreographed by the English dancing master and choreographer Mr. Isaac, followed by a playful bourée composed by Jean-Féry Rebel, and an elegant solo from the opera Atys by Jean-Baptiste Lully. A passionate Folias will complete the program.
Saturday November 10th at 3:30 @ Sand Point United Community Methodist Our recorder orchestra (ROPS) is off to a great start this fall. Charles and I chose to change the format by having only a few yet very focused rehearsals before our performance and it is really paying off. We have been working on an 8 part double choir canzona by Picchi, the lovely Geistliches Lied by Brahms, the magnificent Em-peror’s Waltz by Strauss, and a lively Military Band Suite by Holst. Please join us for our fall concert at Sand Point United Community Methodist Church’s Perry Hall. The concert will last about one hour, with a short reception afterward. Every-one is welcome, so please invite family, friends, neighbors and especially children.
Recorder Orchestra of Putget Sound Performance
Saturday, November 10, 3:30 PM
Sand Point United Community Methodist Church