Program for Friday, October 11, 2019
The Seattle Recorder Society
Last updated on: September 24, 2019
Greetings everyone!

I promise I won’t start every newsletter with “Oh my gosh where did the month go”, but seriously, what happened to September? Or the summer?  Actually, I love this transitional time of year when the subtle changes in light, color and fragrances gradually become more present as the new season takes hold. Not to mention the beauty of the abundance of the season with the colorful and unusual squashes and pumpkins adorning the produce sections of the markets. Speaking of abundance, the coming months are brimming with early music and recorder-related activities, so please take a few moments to keep reading to see all the interesting recaps and pictures of past events, and notices of those to come.
Vicki Boeckman, conducting
Holst, Allegri, Isaac (Seibert), and Festive Music from Venice
SATB Gb, Cb recorders
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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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Back Room Gang:
Miyo Aoki, leading
Music will be provided
Meeting Dates
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Trio from the SAGA (Seattle Area German American) School
The Seattle Recorder Society meets at 7:30 p.m. at
Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, 10005 32nd N.E., Seattle.

Visiting recorder and other early musicians (both new players and experienced) are welcomed.   A $5.00 donation is suggested. .
For our playing session on October 11th I'm being drawn to vocal music for multiple voices. I’d like to start with the lovely Ave Maria written for girls’ double choir by Gustav Holst, written in the year 1900, dedicated it to the memory of his mother. It is stunning in its simplicity and I look forward to sharing it with you. My own mother passed over to the other side in October a few years ago, so this month is a reflective time of year for me. Let us dedicate it to all mothers, those who are still with us in 3rd plane and those in our hearts and memories. We will then play the Miserere by Gregorio Allegri which I am eager to hear on recorders! Then we’ll change the pace with Peter Seibert’s arrangement of Heinrich Isaac’s A la Battaglia, written in 1485 in commemoration of the battle of Sarzanello, which I will tell you more about when I see you, and we’ll end the evening on an upbeat note with Festive music from Venice.

All sizes of recorders and viols welcome. If anyone would like music ahead of time, please send me an email with a request for a specific part.

Miyo Aoki will be leading the Backroom Gang for anyone who prefers a smaller group and/or those who need to refresh distant memories of having played the recorder at some time…All she asks is that you let her know of your intent to come so she can provide the right amount of music and parts.

Our opening program will be a trio from the SAGA (Seattle Area German American) School under the direction of Sabine Endrigkeit. Many of you will remember Andrea Hsu, Esmae Nelson and Rissi Nelson who performed at Members' Night in May. They are thrilled to return to play an opening program for us.

Looking forward to seeing you all soon.