Program for Friday - October 6, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 24, 2017
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Recorder and viol players and other early musicians
(both new players and experienced) are welcomed.
Greetings everyone! It gives me great pleasure to invite Portland's Laura Kuhlman as guest conductor for our October session. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to play under Laura's skilled “baton”, you are in for a treat. The first time I met Laura was in 2011 when we taught at the Columbia Gorge Early Music Retreat together. She was still living in Chicago at the time, but she fell in love with Portland and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and we all fell in love with her energy, wit, and impressively diverse talents. As some of you may know, I was the music director for the Portland Recorder Society from 2006-2014, but I always felt that PRS would be better served by a local leader, and I knew Laura would be the perfect replacement if and when she moved. So when the time was right, the transition was as seemless as can be and the rest is history!
Laura Kuhlman, conducting
“A Treasury of the Mission Road”
SnSATB Gb, Cb recorders
From the Music Director - Vicki Boeckman:
IMPORTANT: The membership roster is going online this fall and will be accessible by password on the SRS website. If you’d like to place privacy limitations on your entry, please contact Betty Swift at firstname.lastname@example.org to specify your preferences.
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.
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. Beginning classes are now available through the SRS. (Details are on this website.) For those wishing private instruction in recorder playing, an additional list of available teachers is provided on this website by clicking here.
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! Please download the Dues form and either mail in the form or bring it to the October meeting:
Laura Faber, leading
Music will be provided
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Jeff Cohen and his Flutes
About the Opening Program:
Our Opening program will be presented by Jeffrey Cohan demonstrating transverse flutes from the renaissance through the present. Jeff will be bringing a renaissance descant, tenor, bass and great bass flutes, baroque one-keyed flutes by Hotteterre, Quantz and Rottenburg, classical period flutes with eight keys by Richard Potter (1785), Grenser (a copy of an instrument from about 1807) and Rudall (1820), the "old-system" flute from the turn of the 20th century and modern flute. The copies are by Rudolf Tutz, Friedrich von Huene, Filadelfio Puglisi, Barbara Stanley, and Peter Noy.
From Our Guest Conductor - Laura Kuhlman:
Greetings from Portland, OR and thank you for inviting me to come share an evening of musical adventures from South America, a program I will dub, “A Treasury of the Mission Road”. The architecture of the age when Spanish power and wealth were at their height clearly left its mark on the culture of the continent. Incredible Baroque cathedrals rang with the music from composers with one foot in the Baroque and the other in traditional Spanish songs.
We begin with the beautiful processional hymn to the Virgin Mary, Hanacpachap Cussicuinin, published in a manual for priests, which gives advice on how to blend Christian and Inca worship. The words are in Quechua, the language of the Incas.
Musicians from Spain, Portugal and Italy arrived to fill these posts and the city of Puebla in Mexico became an early center of musical excellence. We will play Las estrellas se ríen by Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla (1590-1664) followed by Gaspar Fernández (c.1566-1629) beautiful nativity hymn Xicochi Conetzintle. Both these esteemed composers working at the cathedral in Puebla, Mexico.
We finish our evening with perhaps the most famous Mexican composer of the colonial period of New Spain, Manuel de Zumaya (c. 1678 – 1755). His music was the culmination of the Baroque style in the New World. I have arranged the lively Albricias mortales, which tells us to rejoice in the coming of the new Dawn.
I look forward to seeing, speaking and making music with all of you!
All the best,