Program for Friday, October 2, 2020
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 29, 2020
Greetings everyone!

We did it! We have now officially entered the world of virtual chapter meetings. Thank you all for your patience as we fearlessly soldiered on despite a minor glitch in my sound system!

Thank you to those who took the time to give us some feedback, we really appreciate it and will inte-grate some of your ideas. We are well aware that the opening program was way too long, and we apologize for being so self-indulgent, but it was such a pleasure to play together (and Miyo wouldn’t have been able to use that catchy ‘6 pieces at 6 feet title’)! We will be much more efficient in the future and our intent is to incorporate a topic that will be applicable to the playing session.
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
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Our hope is also to allow time for socializing at the end, so after we have played please plan on grabbing a beverage and hanging out for a bit!

The plan for our October meeting is to start all together with a little articulation brush up for about 20 minutes. Immediately following, Vicki will lead the so-called “large group” and Miyo will lead our first ever Breakout Room gang! The Breakout Room gang (formerly known as the Backroom Gang) will be geared to those who prefer a smaller group and a slightly slower pace. The music will be simpler, and more time will be spent working through individual parts and ad-dressing challenging spots. You will still be muted, however, as there simply is no way to virtually play ‘together’ without the latency issue - yet! To save time during the meeting, it would be helpful if you could let us know ahead of time if you plan to play with the Breakout Room Gang. Please e-mail Miyo at or Vicki ( to informally RSVP.  If you forget to RSVP, you can let us know at the beginning of the meeting.  We’d like to end by playing together as well, so you can get up and stretch while we virtually herd folks back to the large group. Ah, the joys of technology!

For the large group I am excited to share a gorgeous early baroque work origin-ally scored for three viols and continuo by Johann Michael Nicolai who lived from 1629 -1685. We will play the final movement Ciaconi Adagio that I transcribed for various sizes of recorders from alto down to C bass. For those of you who were at the PT 2017 Early Music Workshop in Tacoma, it was played by the viol instructors for the Monday night jam session. Here is a link to a YouTube video of the entire sonata. Scroll forward to 10:50 to hear just the Ciaconi Adagio, or en-joy the whole sonata. It is a luscious balm for our weary hearts.

Read the October Newsletter for more news and information.

Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Johann Michael Nicolai’s Ciaconi Adagio
SATB Gb, Cb recorders
Breakout Room Gang:  Miyo Aoki, leading
A great option for any-one who is less experienced or would like a slower pace. If you plan to be there, please let Miyo know so she can choose repertoire accordingly!  Contact Miyo
The Seattle Recorder Society will meet via ZOOM at 7:00 p.m.

Please contact for information about how to connect to the ZOOM meeting.
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session.

There are no special musical requirements for joining the SRS. The level of skill necessary to play the music varies from meeting to meeting, and participants are free to play as much or as little as they care to.

Membership Dues are $40 for the year (September through August). We keep our dues low to be as inclusive as possible. Dues revenue only pays for half of our operating expenses. The membership form includes an opportunity for you to assist us as we provide a multifaceted program each year. SRS members have a history of generosity, and we appreciate your additional donations! 

You may either complete and submit the Membership form and dues payment online, or download the form and mail it along with a check.  Click on the link below for more information.

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If this is your first time participating in a virtual playing session, I would highly recommend taking the time to read this article: and to browse some of the helpful tutorials about Zoom in general that are on line. You do not need to have the Zoom app in order to participate, but the faster your internet speed, the more pleasurable your experience will be. Dial-up does not prove to be very successful as far as I have heard.

Two to three days before the meeting members receive an email with a link to join the Zoom invitation along with pdfs and or other materials to print out for the playing session. It will be the same link each month. To protect everyone’s privacy we will not post this link publicly on our website, and we ask that you please not share it or forward it on to anyone unless previously OKed by a board member. During the session conductors will be sharing the materials on screen for you to follow along, so you don’t have to print out, but that is up to you. There will also be explicit instructions reminding you how to sign in.

Before the meeting you’ll want to make sure that you can sit in a way that you can comfortably see your computer screen or tablet and play your recorder at the same time! For best results, your device should be as close to your router as possible.
What you need to know about participation in our Zoom meetings: