Program for Friday, October 5, 2018
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 25, 2018
If you are feeling like you’ve barely had time to settle into September and now here it is almost October, then we are right on the same page! Yet another month has flown by. I was flabbergasted to see pumpkins adorning the parking lots of several grocery stores in my immediate area, but everything else has been early this year, so why not pumpkins? Although the days are getting noticeably shorter, there is nothing quite like September’s stunning late afternoon/early evening light and brilliant blue skies. I find it comforting and refreshing to see the green grass finally returning after our long summer drought, and to have to put on extra layers of clothing.
Many of you will be gearing up for the weekend workshop at SPU when this newsletter arrives in your inboxes. Miyo Aoki and I are very excited to have the opportunity to perform and teach with our fabulous colleagues from California and Portland. Regardless if you are attending the workshop or not, I sincerely hope you will come cheer us on for the pre-workshop faculty kick-off concert at Queen Anne Christian Church on the 28th at 7:30 pm. (Whew, that was a mouthful!) Stay tuned to next month’s newsletter for concert photos and a workshop summary.
For our October 6th playing session I have chosen Italian renaissance and early baroque music. We will start with a stunning 6-part motet by Andrea Gabrieli from 1587 called Iniquos odio habui and compare it with Orlando di Lassus 4-part motet set to the same text. Gabrieli and Lassus were absolute masters of their craft. Andrea was the uncle of the somewhat more famous Giovanni Gabrieli, and was extremely influential in spreading the Venetian style in Italy as well as in Germany. We will then play two instrumental works – an 8 part canzona by the “somewhat more famous nephew” Giovanni from 1597, and an 8 part Sonata by Giovanni Picchi from 1625 arranged by Peter Seibert in 2007. I hope you will enjoy this music as much as I do. It is always fascinating to note the differences in compositional styles when music is intended to be sung as opposed to being purely instrumental.
All sizes of recorders from soprano to contra bass are needed. Viol players and other early winds are always welcome, too. I know that viol players don’t like to tune up to 440Hz, but we’d love to have you join us.
If anyone would like pdfs ahead of time, send me a quick message and let me know what part you’d like. Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Lassus, Picchi and Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli
SATB Gb, Cb recorders
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
This website carries information about forthcoming meetings including the opening program and the music for the playing session. In addition, there is a review of the preceding meeting as well as other information of interest to recorder players.
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Miyo Aoki, leading
Music will be provided
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The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Visiting recorder and other early musicians (both new players and experienced) are welcomed. A $5.00 donation is suggested. .