Thank you to everyone who attended and who worked hard to plan our annual TRS Spring Workshop, " A Musical BREXIT: Britain Vs. the Continent" on Saturday, March 7 in Durham. We had a great day! Photos are uploaded to thefacebook page here.
Faculty: special guest Jack Ashworth Jack Ashworth is Professor of Music History Emeritus at the University of Louisville. He is a master of many trades, playing recorder, viola da gamba, harpsichord, and organ. He is active as an early music workshop coach in the United States, and has served on faculties in England, Canada and Australia. He received the Thomas Binkley Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Collegium Director in 1999 and served two terms as president of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. Jack has performed with Wieland Kuijken, Margriet Tindemans, Brent Wissick, Clea Galhano and Marion Verbruggen, as well as the ensembles Fretwork and Trio Settecento, among others.
with locals Stewart Carter, Holly Maurer, Patricia Petersen, Jennifer Streeter, Phil Hollar, Kathy Schenley, Douglas Young
March is national Play the Recorder month, and what better way to celebrate than by joining us for our annual workshop in Durham, NC.
Join us for a great time of music-making!
This workshop is intended for beginner to advanced recorder players. Voices, strings, early reeds & brass are welcome in various classes, as noted in the class description.
9:15-10:30 Specialty & repertory classes
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:15 Specialty & repertory classes
1:00-1:30 Large group
1:45-3:00 Specialty & repertory classes
3:15-4:30 Specialty & repertory classes
Early Morning Classes (AM1)
Beginning Recorder Essentials: Schenley. A great introduction to workshop playing for the new recorder player. Lots of individual attention.
Recorder Consort. Varied consort repertory led by various faculty. Recorders only; low intermediate and up. We divide you by skill level.
Ornament With Style: Petersen. The elegance of the appoggiatura, the thrill of trills, the hunt for the essential hemiolas. Recorders only; intermediate and up.
Renaissance Recorder Consort: Young. One-on-a-part consort for advanced players willing to learn different fingerings, playing a matched set of recorders tuned to A=466. Class size limited; be sure to give 2nd choice!
Late Morning Classes (AM2)
Beginning Recorder Ensemble: Hollar. New recorder players, here’s your chance to get your feet wet playing in your very own recorder ensemble!
English Expats at Home and Abroad: Carter. John Dowland gathered inspiration from travels through Europe, from Denmark to Paris. William Brade left England at age 30 and never returned! Explore the writings of these and other expats. Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
Rue the Day: Petersen. Pierre de la Rue traveled widely in Europe. In 1506, he was shipwrecked on the English coast and spent 3 months there at the court of Henry VII. Explore the challenges of his rhythmic stylings. Recorders only; intermediate and up.
Can you Handel Fire and Water?: Streeter. Born in Germany, Handel did a reverse Brexit and became a British citizen in 1727. A sampling of Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
Mad for Madrigals!: Maurer. With the publication of Musica Transalpina in England in 1588, the Italian madrigal became the latest sensation. Compositions by Alfonso Ferrabosco, Luca Marenzio, and others. Recorders only; high intermediate and up.
Le contenance Angloise: Ashworth. Music of John Dunstable, whose “English style” is said to have introduced the sweet sound of the triad to Continental Europe in the 15th century. (They won’t need to give it back.) Recorders only; high intermediate and up.
Early Afternoon Classes (PM1)
The Poet Composers: Petersen. The troubadours and trouvères represented the ultimate in aristocratic musical performance during the thirteenth century. Lively and graceful tunes of courtly love! All instruments, including percussion; low intermediate and up.
Old Caledonia: Ashworth. Renaissance music from Scotland’s court and countryside. 4-part music. All instruments; low intermediate and up.
Field of the Cloth of Gold: Maurer. In 1520 Henry VIII and François I met near Calais as a way to promote peace and understanding between the two powers. Each vied to show that their court was the most magnificent, and music was an integral part of the pageantry and rivalry. We’ll play music from both courts without taking sides! Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
1588, Year of the Armada: England: Carter. Sacred and secular music that would have been known to the English as they awaited the dreaded Spanish Armada. Anthony Holborne, William Byrd, and others. Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
All in the Family: Schenley. Thomas Lupo, a favorite of Queen Bess, was born in Venice, but grew up in England. We will compare some of his works to those of his great-grandfather Jerome Bassano. Recorders only; high intermediate and up.
Old Country, New Music: Hollar. Explore the exciting treasures to be found in 20th century British music. Recorders only; high intermediate and up.
Late Afternoon Classes (PM2)
Playford for Four: Carter. Dances from the English Dancing Master, harmonized in four parts. Recorders and viols; low intermediate and up.
Tactful Tallis: Maurer. You think Brexit is hard? Try surviving the religious flip-flopping of the Tudors! Thomas Tallis successfully negotiated the mine field of changing religions during the Tudor reign: first Roman Catholic with Henry VIII, and then Protestant, Catholic with Mary and then back to Protestant with Elizabeth I. Through it all he kept his head and even made money. We’ll explore his music and discover why he was so popular. Recorders, viols, voices; intermediate and up.
1588, Year of the Armada:Spain: Ashworth. Music of Victoria and Guerrero that would have been known to the Spanish as the dreaded Spanish Armada was being prepared. 4 and 5-part music. Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
Exotic Purcell: Streeter. One of the homebodies, it is unlikely that Purcell traveled outside of England, but that didn’t limit his musical imagination. Experience some of his delightful incidental music and snippets of theatrical works. Recorders and viols; intermediate and up.
Oddities of the Baldwine Manuscript: Petersen. At the end of the 16th century, everyone else was focused on the tension between England and Spain. John Baldwine was busy creating novel and challenging versions of popular tunes of the day. Recorders only; high intermediate and up, secure rhythmic skills required.
Registration and other information
$10 discount for registrations received by February 24 Lunch orders must be placed by March 2 Fees refundable until March 4 Lunch: $10
•Lunch: There is not time to go offsite; please bring your own, or order a catered lunch (sandwich assortment, side salad, cookie), for $9. Beverages will be provided. Lunch orders must be placed by March 2.
$10 discount on full-time enrollment for applications received by February 24
Fees refundable until March 4.
For financial aid or studentwork-study rates, contact Pat Petersen, (919) 683-9672
•Marketplace/Flea Market: Bring instruments and music that you would like to sell. Faculty CD's may be available. •Accommodations: We will put you in touch with locals offering hospitality as available or send info on local motel accommodations. •Information: Pat Petersen, (919) 683-9672, firstname.lastname@example.org •Emergency phone on day of workshop only: (919) 614-1272 (Kathy Schenley’s cell), (919) 536-8922 (Pat’s cell), (919) 802-5586 (Jennifer’s cell) •Registration: Please fill out the online registration form below. BE SURE TO CLICK THE GRAY "SUBMIT REGISTRATION" BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM!
Apply early as this workshop often fills up, and PLEASE give 2nd choices!!!
Class offerings & faculty are subject to change, depending on enrollment & class choices.
TRS Thanks YOU!
Thank you for joining us for the TRS Spring Workshop!