Do remember to get you application in for the recorder workshop on 22 April. The application form for the workshop with Lizzie Gutteridge is now also available. Follow the link to our workshop page for details on both events.
Tutor: Lizzie Gutteridge
Saturday 6th May 2017
Morley Green Club, Mobberley Road, Wilmslow, SK9 5NT
“Explore polyphony from 13th & 14th century France” will include works from the Bamberg & Montpellier codices and mass movements and virelai by Guillaume de Machaut. Built around the stark beauty of a harmonic system of open 4ths & 5ths this music can be hugely rewarding both to sing and play. We’ll look at some of the compositional techniques used, including cantus firmus and hocketting and a variety of approaches for performing this music in the 21st century.
This workshop is open both to singers and instrumentalists (including those playing instruments that were not around in the 13th century) as we would like to offer the chance to engage with this repertoire to as many people as possible. Each piece will be learned together as a group but there will be plenty of chances to try out sections of the music a cappella, on “authentic” ensembles as well, and to listen to the effect of different combinations of voices and instruments.
Lizzie Gutteridge took up playing Renaissance music as a part of the historical re-enactment movement to re-form Waits bands throughout the country, then decided to pursue it further and make it her main occupation. Since 2007 Lizzie has studied with some of the country’s leading Renaissance wind players at Cambridge and Dartington summer schools and at Guildhall. She plays a wide range of other historical instruments, including bagpipes, recorders, curtals and fiddles. Lizzie is a member of Blondel and The York Waits and musical director of The Colchester Waits. Freelance engagements have included the Globe’s “Nell Gwynn”, both on tour and in the West End, “The Knight of the Burning Pestle” at the Wanamaker Theatre, performances in Morocco and London with Passamezzo, and large-scale events at Hampton Court and the Tower of London. She is a trustee of the International Guild of Town Pipers. Lizzie’s latest project “Consort of 1” combines early music on historical instruments with the use of live looping equipment which allows layering of parts to show Medieval and Renaissance melodies from a new perspective.
We have just received this message from Paul Spicer –
A last minute reminder of our workshop on the music of Giovanni Gabrieli which is being taken by Peter Syrus on the 18th March. The details as usual are on the workshops page
The new 40-page NEMA Newsletter is online at http://www.earlymusic.info/nema.php for public download. As well as an interview with Peter Holman, it includes articles by Christopher Page, Claudio di Veroli, Mark Windisch and Alexander Blustin, and a full listings section, with Composer anniversaries, News, Obituaries, Early Music Fora events, Publications, Research reports, Conferences and Festivals. Please feel free to circulate it to anyone you think might be interested.
Details about our September conference, ‘Early Keyboard Instruments – Repertoire, Use and Design’ are online at http://nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/, in case that is of interest as well.
On the 16th September Sally Dunkley will be taking a workshop on the music of Philippe Rogier. There will be lots more information to come nearer the time.
Have a look at the Other Events Page if you are thinking of a Summer School this year.
We have just received the following information. – August 12–19 – Irish Recorder and Viol Course, An Grianán, Termonfechin, Ireland.
For players of recorders, viols and other early instruments, covering a wide
repertoire from ancient to modern. Tutors: Ibi Aziz, Marion Doherty-Hayden,
Pamela Flanagan, Emma Murphy, Marion Scott, Philip Thorby
There is also Higham Hall, HISS, The Cambridge Summer schools. We are spoiled for choice.
On the 22nd April Grace Barton will take a workshop on music for the recorder from the first half of the 16th Century. As usual visit the NWEMF workshops page for the details
The venue will be the beautiful church of St Mary the Virgin in Cilcain.
The details of the workshop and AGM on 18th March are now on the workshops page The day is for singers and players of cornetts sackbuts and curtals. The tutor is Peter Syrus.
The weekend with Ibi Aziz and Hugh Cherry can only go ahead if we have enough bookings to cover the costs. Clive Tolley needs to make a decision in the next few weeks so if you are planning to go please make contact as soon as possible. Info here